Member Exclusive: Look Back in Anger
Richard Burton’s portrayal of the archetypal ‘angry young man’ is a must for the big screen.
Dir Tony Richardson
With Richard Burton, Claire Bloom, Mary Ure, Gary Raymond
A Park Circus release
Shot by the great Oswald Morris, the film opens with an extraordinary scene set in a jazz club. Trumpeter Jimmy Porter (Burton) – a disillusioned, college-educated bloke, raging against the Establishment – works by day on a sweet stall in the market. His downtrodden, middle-class wife suffers the brunt of his tirades, but when he vents his anger by having an affair with her best friend it causes untold misery for everyone he knows. Tony Richardson’s feature debut is the epitome of the kitchen-sink drama that spawned a new genre of British social-protest films and heralded the liberated swinging sixties. Apposite for current times and still uncomfortably compelling.
Julie Pearce, Head of Distribution and Programme Operations
This screening is part of our Member Exclusive programme and tickets are at the special price of £6. Members and a guest are invited to the Member Salon, a post-screening discussion, in the Blue Room from 20:15. A limited number of advance tickets are available to book jointly with tickets to this screening. To book, please untick the donation box to reveal the Member with Salon ticket option.
Further places will be released on a first served basis to Members and one guest at the Blue Room on 5 April from 20:15. Please bring your Membership card with you.
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