Into Film Clubs
Into Film Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make films.
Based on the famous novel by Barry Hines, Kes: A Kestrel for a Knave, the stunning yet bleak film version centres around Billy Casper - a young lad who seems to have nothing going for him. He's picked on by his teachers and classmates, he's tormented by his older brother, and he's ignored by his mother. But then, all alone in the world, Billy finds a kestrel hawk - and manages to befriend and tame it. Known as one of Britain's greatest films, Kes does not shy away from important and difficult subjects such as class, bullying and growing up in the face of turmoil.
A film guide that looks at Kes (1969), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
A film guide that looks at Ratcatcher (1999), exploring its key topics and themes through informal discussion.
British director Tony Richardson's hard-hitting coming of age tale stars Tom Courtenay as a working class kid whose athletic talent sets him apart.
11+ years 104 mins
Uplifting comedy-drama about a teenage runaway making his way in London, starring Tom Turgoose and directed by Shane Meadows.
14+ years 68 mins
Dark, unique portrait of Glasgow in the 1970s, about a boy who blames himself after his friend drowns in a canal.
14+ years 94 mins
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We take a look at Ken Loach and his subversive and provocative back catalogue.
Reading time 8 mins
A list of films that deal with the issue of bullying and its effect on self-esteem.
No. of films22
A selection of films that celebrate and explore Northern England alongside its cultural and social specificities.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films16
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