It’s Grim Up North – Ken Loach Afternoon School

Ken Loach’s first feature POOR COW secured his reputation as a director of grim, social realism. In the 70s and 80s films such as THE GAMEKEEPER and LOOKS AND SMILES were rarely seen, partly due to their unpopular subject matter and partly to poor distribution. In the 90s his films have found a new audience, particularly in Europe where they have won a range of festival awards and prizes. This afternoon school will trace Loach’s career right through from his early days in television working with producer Tony Garnett, through to his recent success with MY NAME IS JOE. There will be a screening of KES and opportunity for discussion.Led by Roy Stafford, Editor of “In The Picture”Tickets: £6.00 full/£4.00 concessions