THE BRIT NEW WAVE CONTINUES AT NY'S FILM FORUM

THE BRIT NEW WAVE CONTINUES AT NY'S FILM FORUM

The sixteen day Brit New Wave festival at New York's Film Forum draws to a conclusion on April 6th and there's still a few more greats to experience on the big screen.

As the 1950s ended, British cinema exploded with new energy, as directors like Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson and John Schlesinger tackled groundbreaking material from young new writers (among them John Osborne, Shelagh Delaney, and Harold Pinter – fresh from revolutionizing the stage), creating a socially conscious, aggressively working class cinema, trampling taboos by depicting England’s angry and alienated youth, and treating sexual content frankly. And they had the interpreters they needed in a tidal wave of powerful young actors like Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Rita Tushingham, Julie Christie, Alan Bates, et al. As the 60s progressed, social realism gave way to more escapist fare, Britain’s angry young men evolving into the fashionably disillusioned hedonists of Swinging London.

This weekend's lineup:

Bryan Forbes’
THE L-SHAPED ROOM (1963, DCP Restoration)
Friday March 31st
12:30 pm, 4:55pm &  9:30pm

Bryan Forbes’
WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND (35mm, 35mm)
Friday, March 31
2:55pm & 7:20pm

Karel Reisz’s
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1960, 35mm)
Saturday, April 1st
12:30pm, 4:20pm & 8:15pm
Sunday, April 2th
1:00pm

Karel Reisz’s
MORGAN (1966, 35mm)
Saturday, April 1st
2:20pm, 6:10pm & 10:00pm

Tony Richardson’s
TOM JONES (1963, 35mm)
Sunday, April 2nd
3:00pm & 7:45pm

Lewis Gilbert’s
ALFIE (1966, 35mm)
Sunday, April 2nd
5:30pm

Program notes by Film Forum.

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