Friday, 23 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 183: Tue Jul 4

Cathy Come Home (Loach, 1965): Genesis Cinema, 6.30pm


Here is the Genesis Cinema introduction to this special free screening:
We'll be welcoming author and activist Glyn Robbins to Genesis on Independence Day to discuss his new book on the US and UK housing crisis 'There's No Place: The American Housing Crisis and What It Means to the UK' alongside a film screening of Ken Loach's classic 'Cathy Come Home'. Glyn will also be reading from his new book and signing and selling copies following the reading & screening.

Time Out review:
Ken Loach’s history-making 1966 television drama about homelessness. Shot in doc-style, ‘Cathy Come Home’ is the story of a family forced out of their flat when the husband loses his job as a driver after an accident. Suddenly their bright and hopeful future vanishes when they’re evicted. As drama, this was so powerful it led to discussions in Parliament and new legislation to tackle homelessness in Britain. It was also fundamental in the launch of the homeless charity Shelter.

Cath Clarke

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