This Is England
This masterpiece of working-class storytelling is essential viewing.
Dir Shane Meadows
With Thomas Turgoose, Vicky McClure, Stephen Graham
The film that inspired three TV series and made stars of many of its actors, This Is England is a masterpiece of working-class storytelling. Set in 1983, the story belongs to 12-year-old Shaun (Turgoose), who finds a sense of belonging with a group of local skinheads. Turgoose and co-stars including Vicky McClure light up a film where great human drama is played out in greasy-spoon cafes and at rowdy house parties.
The screening on Wednesday 19 September features a Q&A with actors Thomas Turgoose and Jo Hartley and producer Mark Herbert.