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Seniors

Seniors’ Free Matinee: Winstanley

+ intro by co-directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo

Brownlow’s film explores the rise of the ‘diggers,’ one of the first proto-Communist attempts at collective agriculture.

Image from Seniors’ Free Matinee: Winstanley + intro by co-directors Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo

UK 1975
Dirs Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo
With Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins
96min
35mm
Certificate PG

This part-homage to the magnificent era of European silent cinema is also a deep meditation on England’s treatment of its landless and dispossessed. Set in the years following the English Civil War, it follows the ambitions and fate of the ‘Digger’ community, a settlement that was initiated in 1649 by the writings and actions of Gerrard Winstanley, whose original words are incorporated into the film.

Free for over-60s (booking by phone or in person only), otherwise normal matinee price.


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