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.
Dirs Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo
With Miles Halliwell, Jerome Willis, Terry Higgins
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.