Curzon and EIFF Present: After The Wave Retrospective Screenings
A chance to catch highlights of this year's EIFF Retrospective: After The Wave, Lost and Forgotten British Cinema 1967 - 1979
In association with EIFF and Sight and Sound, this September Curzon Soho is hosting one off screenings of two key titles from this year's EIFF Retrospective which celebrated neglected British cinema from 1967 to 1979.
Beginning with Horace Ové's Pressure (1975) on Monday 13 September and followed by Kevin Billington's The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer (1970) on Monday 20 September, both screenings will include an introduction and Q&A with the directors and EIFF's Senior Programmer Niall Fulton.
Monday 13 September, Curzon Soho
Plus Q&A with director Horace Ové
As London school-leaver Tony attempts to secure employment, he becomes entangled in boiling cultural tensions between the white establishment and his Jamaican background. Still the seminal portrait of the pressures faced my immigrants in Britain, this remains a caustic denouncement of institutional racism. Raw performances and confrontational politics power the first British film made by a black director...do not miss out.
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
Monday 20 September, Curzon Soho
Plus Q&A with director Kevin Billington
Peter Cook's mischievous performance fuels this uproarious satire, scripted by members of Monty Python, no less. Armed with little more than a clipboard and a whole lot of chutzpah, the mysterious Michael Rimmer sets on his ascent to prominence, ultimately bluffing his way to Downing Street. A riotous reminder of the power of satire, and one that looks less far-fetched with every passing election.
For more information or to book tickets please check the Curzon website here
Winners of EIFF 2014’s short film awards and two of its documentary premieres have been nominated for 2015 BAFTAs.