Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 262: Wed Sep 20

Look Back in Anger (Richardson, 1959): Castle Cinema, 7.30pm

This 16mm screening is presented by the ever-popular Cine-Real duo.

Chicago Reader review:
Tony Richardson directed this competent 1959 adaptation of John Osborne's archetypal (and, alas, archetypally misogynist) Angry Young Man play. Richard Burton (a bit too old for his role) is the antiestablishment Jimmy Porter, Mary Ure is his dumped-on wife, and Claire Bloom is her best friend (and his lover). Probably still watchable today, if only for the brittle dialogue and kitchen-sink realism, but undoubtedly dated as well. Nigel Kneale wrote the script; with Edith Evans and Donald Pleasence
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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