►Films Group Autumn Programme 2018

8 October 2018

Peeping Tom (1960)

“Mark Lewis, an assistant cameraman at a film studio, uses his camera equipment to film the deaths of prostitutes he chooses as his victims. When his lodger, Helen, asks to see one of his films, he shows her footage of his childhood when his father, researching the psychology of fear, tormented him and filmed his distress. It becomes clear to Helen’s mother that Mark is ill and needs help but, disregarding police surveillance of his movements, he continues with his psychopathic murders … “ – BFI synopsis.

22 October 2018

Room at the Top (1959)

“Joe Lampton arrives in the thriving Yorkshire town of Warnley and sets out to elevate his social status by seducing wealthy industrialist’s daughter Susan Brown. However, by the time of his shotgun wedding, he has fallen for Alice Aisgill, an unhappily married Frenchwoman, who is 10 years his senior and ruinously in love with him.” – Empire Online synopsis.

12 November 2018

Look Back in Anger (1959)

“Kitchen sink. Lower middle class angry young man is married to upper class girl. They love each other but misunderstandings multiply until, on the advice of a girl friend, the wife leaves home. He and the girl friend embark on an affair which ends when the wife, having had a miscarriage, returns to her husband … Based on the play by John Osborne. “ – BFI synopsis.

26 November 2018

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

“In the industrial streets and factories of Nottingham, Arthur Seaton (Albert Finney) spends his days at the factory bench, his evenings in the local pubs and his nights in the arms of Brenda (Rachel Roberts), the wife of a fellow factory worker. Irresistibly handsome and brimming with animal vitality, Arthur is anti-authority and unashamedly amoral.” – BFI synopsis.

Monday 10th December

The L-Shaped Room (1962)

”A French girl, expecting an illegitimate baby, comes to live in a seedy boarding house, and gets involved with the man downstairs – which ends unhappily for both.” – BFI synopsis.

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