Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Not many films bring about social change or action, so this is something quite special. A searing drama about a young mother who becomes homeless, it caused a massive scandal when it was shown on the BBC in 1966. Viewers were shocked to see that such deprivation could co-exist with the welfare state and it led to the founding of homeless charity Shelter. Cathy Come Home still works because the characters are completely believable: this isn't just political propaganda, it's about how easy it is to slip through the cracks in society.
A late example of British 'kitchen sink' drama, in which Suzy Kendall plays a posh girl from Chelsea who decides to see how the other half lives.
11–16 years 114 mins
Based on Irish author Frank McCourt's autobiography, this both hilarious and tragic film deals with him growing up in a very poor family in the '30s.
14–16 years 140 mins
A memorable drama that involves a pregnant teenage girl who shares a flat with an openly gay man.
14+ years 96 mins
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We take a look at Ken Loach and his subversive and provocative back catalogue.
Reading time 8 mins
How two different, but thematically linked films each explore what life is like on the outside, when the traditional systems designed to help people fail.
Reading time 7 mins
A film list that explores films intended to persuade or influence an audience.
No. of films19
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