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The Stories that Changed British Cinema

Actors Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay and Joely Richardson, journalist Paris Lees and filmmaker Jez Butterworth explore the gritty stories brought to life by Woodfall Films.

Discussion will be hosted by BFI Senior Fiction Curator Danny Leigh.

This event will be followed by a screening of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (included in your ticket).

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Total runtime 60min

The transformative impact Woodfall Films had on filmmaking cannot be overestimated and continues to have a profound cultural effect today. In this discussion event we’ll explore stories from the gritty world of the ‘kitchen sink’ to the colourful exuberance of Tom Jones, through to the quirky, trailblazing The Hotel New Hampshire. Join us to discover how Woodfall’s art has touched us in ways that have inspired future generations of practitioners and film-goers alike.

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