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Working Class Heroes

Poor Cow

Ken Loach’s film boasts thrilling, new-wave freshness and an electric performance from Carol White.

The screening on Sunday 23 September 13:30 features an interview with actor Lesley Sharp.

Image from Poor Cow

UK 1967
Dir Ken Loach
With Carol White, Terence Stamp, John Bindon
Certificate 15

Carol White – the ‘Battersea Bardot’ – became a star in 1966 with TV play Cathy Come Home, directed by Ken Loach. A year later, the pair reunited for a film in which White delivered an even more electric performance as Joy, an 18-year-old single mother caught between social conventions, money problems and criminal boyfriends. The result has a thrilling, new-wave freshness.

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