Film still of a group of people standing against a wall

This is England

Film4 Summer Screen

Wed 14 Aug 2019
Doors 19.00
From £20.75 (inc £2.75 booking fees)

DJ from 19.00 Film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Jo Hartley joins us to introduce Shane Meadows' sharply observed coming-of-age story centred on a group of skinheads and rudegirls in the 1980s Midlands.

Certificate 18
Duration 101 mins 
Film starts approximately 21.00

Our pre-teen protagonist (Thomas Turgoose) growing up in the Midlands during the early 1980s, enters into a world of skinheads and rudegirls.

At first, he enjoys a sense of camaraderie and independence with his surrogate family of skinheads and rudegirls, but expectations are upturned when the racist ideology that underpins the gang emerges, forcing him to take sides and make sense of a situation he doesn’t fully understand.

Drawing upon classics such as The 400 Blows, Kes and Stand By Me, Meadows’ film captures the exuberance and agony of being young, but complicates things further by adding race to the already volatile, experiential mix.

Meadows' film brilliantly evokes its period setting, proving so popular that it continued the story of its characters in a series of Channel 4 dramas. Stephen Graham, Vicky McClure and Jack O’Connell are just some of the cast members who went on to become major stars.

Zakia Sewell (NTS) will set the mood with a live DJ set from 19.00.

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