In Focus: The British New Wave

October 2–23, 2019

Film historian David Thomson expands on our British New Wave retrospective with a series of four illuminating presentations on the writers, directors, and actors of sixties Britain.

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  • If . . .

  • Blow-Up

  • The Servant

  • The Entertainer

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events

Upcoming Films

  • If . . .

    Lindsay Anderson
    United Kingdom, 1968

    Digital Restoration

    • Wednesday, October 16 3:10 PM
    Lecture by David Thomson

    In 1968, the boarding school as metaphor for social control was a shot heard ’round the world. “A modern classic” (Time Out).

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  • Blow-Up

    Michelangelo Antonioni
    United Kingdom, 1966

    Digital Restoration

    • Wednesday, October 23 3:10 PM
    Lecture by David Thomson

    Michelangelo Antonioni chose Swinging London as the setting for “a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).

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Past Films

  • The Servant

    • Wednesday, October 9 3:10 PM
    Joseph Losey
    United Kingdom, 1963

    Let’s play master and servant! Dirk Bogarde and James Fox do it in this striking parable on class conflict, Joseph Losey’s first collaboration with Harold Pinter.

    Lecture by David Thomson

  • The Entertainer

    • Wednesday, October 2 3:10 PM
    Tony Richardson
    United Kingdom, 1960

    Laurence Olivier as a has-been music-hall performer—and Alan Bates and Albert Finney in their screen debuts—in John Osborne’s play-turned-film, Olivier’s “greatest contemporary role” (Pauline Kael).

    Lecture by David Thomson