Ken Loach 'Land and Freedom' Screening and Q&A

Writing on the Wall and Liverpool Screen School cordially invite you to an exclusive screening of Land and Freedom (1995) followed by a Q&A with the director Ken Loach.

The director of over fifty documentaries and films, Ken Loach is renowned for his naturalist and realist filmmaking style, and for the unflinching radicalism of his work. 
Ken first came to public attention with the release of Cathy Come Home (1964), a television play that exposed the housing crises of the 1960s, before gradually becoming Britain’s best-known film director. In 1969, Loach directed Kes, the story of Billy Casper, a working-class boy from Yorkshire who finds a purpose in life until tragedy strikes. In 1990, Hidden Agenda, his film on ‘the Troubles’ of Northern Ireland won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and this began a sequence of influential films including Riff-Raff (1991), Raining Stones (1994), Ladybird Ladybird (1994), and Land and Freedom (1995) Set in 1936, Land and Freedom follows the character of David as he leaves his hometown of Liverpool to fight in a Marxist militia in the Spanish Civil War.
 
Since Land and Freedom, Loach has directed numerous feature films including The Wind that Shakes the Barley, the winner of the Palm D'Or at Cannes in 2006, the comedy blockbuster Looking for Eric (2010) and more recently the documentary The Spirit of ’45.
  
    


Date: 04/05/2016
Time: 1:45pm - 4:30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre 1, Liverpool John Moores University, Redmonds Building, Brownlow Hill.
Tickets: Free Entry 

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