Looking Back at the British New Wave

UC Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

In 1956 in Britain, John Osborne's electrifying play Look Back in Anger startled the drama world, and the 1958 film by Osborne and Tony Richardson's fledgling company Woodfall Productions sent a similar shock of vitality through the cinema. To view the New Cinema films from the perspective of today is to look back in admiration to a moment when great writing met daring filmmaking.

This is what SF/Arts curator Sura Wood has to say about Looking Back at the British New Wave :

In conjunction with BAMPFA’s series, which focuses on an movies dominated by angry young men and working class heroes of British cinema, local historian and film critic David Thomson will conduct four lecture programs analyzing how writers like Harold Pinter and John Osborne and directors such as Tony Richardson and Joseph Losey viewed post-war Britain. “The Entertainer,” “The Servant,” “If…” and “Blow-Up” will be screened and discussed.

Event Info
Sep 21 → Nov 30
Sat at 5:30 p.m.
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street , Berkeley
Info: 510-642-0365
Venue: 510/642-0808
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