Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
67% of British actors have received private school education. This documentary explores the experiences of those who cannot access the costly requirements needed to enter the acting industry, highlighting elitism and a lack of representation of performers from working-class backgrounds in front or behind the screen. The film is led by Tom Stock, a young man who had to turn down a place at a drama school twice because he could not afford the fees, and who went on to set up Actor Awareness, to raise awareness of an issue faced by many. The film also includes interviews with renowned British actors such as Maxine Peake, Chris Eccleston and Julie Hesmondhalgh on the struggles they encountered at the start of their careers. The film illuminates difficult aspects of the film industry while offering some motivation for students interested in working in the creative industries.
Period drama on the notorious 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where pro-democracy protesters were attacked by British forces.
16+ years 154 mins
Uplifting comedy about an unlikely moment in recent British history, when in 1984, gay rights activists offered to support the striking miners.
14+ years 115 mins
A female stand-up comedian begins making a name for herself in the working-men’s clubs of 1970s and 1980s Northern England.
16+ years 103 mins
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