A classic from the ‘Free Cinema’ movement. Karol Reisz filmed a London boys' club in the 1950’s, giving working-class teenagers a voice for the first time.
In classic Jennings style these two intimate and moving poetic portraits of a besieged Britain go against the conventional mould of wartime propaganda.
A weekly series of 10 films that have influenced and developed the art of documentary and which continue to inspire us today.
From Flaherty’s MAN OF ARAN(1934) - and the concept of ‘Poetic Realism’ – to Peter Watkins’ controversial PUNISHMENT PARK (1971), right up to the experimental and immersive LEVIATHAN in 2012, we bring these seminal documentaries back to the big screen. Each with an introduction from the eminent Professor Ian Christie, this is a vibrant celebration of the rule-breaking films that made documentary the complex and exciting form it is today.