Preview: Funny Cow + Q&A with filmmakers
The brilliant Maxine Peake stars as a northern comedian struggling to be heard.
Dir Adrian Shergold
With Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong
Courtesy of Entertainment One
Stand-up comedy has inspired all manner of compelling cinema, and the latest example is Funny Cow (the only name the heroine goes by). Built on a breathtaking performance by Maxine Peake, this darkly inventive drama follows her character as she tries to make it as a comic in 1970s northern England, in an era where working-class women were not encouraged to make wisecracks. The result is one of the boldest British films of the year, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2017.
Tickets £15, concs £12 (Members pay £2 less)