CANCELED—Saturday Night and Sunday Morning

This screening has been canceled due to the UC Berkeley campus power shutdown. Please watch this page for updates on rescheduling and ticket refund information.


Albert Finney, Shirley Anne Field, Rachel Roberts, Norman Rossington,

“I’m a six-foot prop that wants a pint of beer, that’s what. But if any knowing bastard tells them that’s me, I’ll tell ‘em I’m a dynamite dealer waiting to blow the factory to kingdom come. . . . Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not.” Thus spake Arthur Seaton, the angry young man of Nottingham, by day a factory worker, by night a boozer, careless lover, gambler, and, after a fashion, philosopher. Arthur is nourished by mischief—playing practical jokes at the local pub, or mocking his parents, whom he views unrepentantly as “dead from the neck up.” But Arthur’s anarchy is neither glorified nor horrified under Karel Reisz’s direction, which consistently strives for authenticity and intelligence. And in the unhappy end, Arthur does not blow up the factory. He’s still throwing stones. The film catapulted Albert Finney, in his first major film role, to fame, and vice versa.

Judy Bloch
  • Alan Sillitoe
Based On
  • The novel by Alan Sillitoe

  • Freddie Francis
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 90 mins
  • Park Circus
  • Janus Films