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Special events and interviews

Rita, Sue and Bob Too: 30th Anniversary Screening

+ Q&A with producer Sandy Lieberson and actors Michelle Holmes, George Costigan and Kulvinder Ghir

Alan Clarke’s comedy about two school girls who start a dalliance with a married man.

Image from Rita, Sue and Bob Too: 30th Anniversary Screening + Q&A

UK 1987
Dir Alan Clarke
With Siobhan Finneran, Michelle Holmes, George Costigan, Kulvinder Ghir
Certificate 18
A Park Circus release

Newly remastered and reissued, Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a controversial comic drama about two adolescent school girls who start seeing a married man with no initial concern for the consequences. Directed by Alan Clarke and written by playwright Andrea Dunbar, the film has 1980s Britain running through it, and boasted the strapline ‘Thatcher’s Britain with her knickers down’. For some it was uncomfortable, and for others joyful, but either way, it’s a striking piece of writing and filmmaking. We will be joined by some of the people who made it all possible as we re-evaluate its importance as a great British film.

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This new 2K restoration of Rita, Sue and Bob Too is from the original camera negative and is available on BFI Player and released on BFI dual format edition in May.


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