Date(s) - Tuesday 11/09/2018
6:20 pm - 8:20 pm
Albert Finney’s directorial debut (and his only film as director barring an 80s co-directed TV movie) sees him playing a famous writer from a bleak industrial town. His divorced wife (Billie Whitelaw, BAFTA winner for her role) and son live on a farm he bought for them near his home town while he lives in a London townhouse, detached from reality. Wretched in his wealth, Charlie stumbles through life drunk, debauched and dull, until he decides to go home again to revisit his ex-wife and child in the North. Part of the official selection from the 1968 Cannes Film Festival that was cancelled due to the student riots in Paris.
Tuesday 11 September at 6:20pm
Tickets – £9 standard, £7 concessions, £3.50 16 – 25 year olds (bring DOB evidence)
This screening is part of the Uprising: Spirit Of 68 – Yes We Cannes! season.
1968 somehow managed to cram in a decade’s worth of news into one year, from the Prague spring to the Paris riots, from the Tet Offensive to the killings of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. The UK saw student protests flare up on campuses across the country and rising tension in the wake of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, while in June a machinist strike at Dagenham’s Ford plant heralded a burgeoning women’s movement and paved the way for the Equal Pay Act.
We are looking at range of films that explore cinema and the legacy of 1968, as well as screening two selections from the infamously cancelled Cannes 1968 selection.