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Director Ken Loach will be talking about his fifty years in film with the writer and critic Francine Stock.
widely differing reactions his films have provoked, particularly in Britain.
His best films, like Cathy Come Home and The Wind That Shakes The Barley, are notable for their honest portrayals of working class life, leading to widely differing reactions from his audience. Some see them as left-leaning, while others hail him as a thorn in the side of the establishment.
During this talk he will be focusing on how how cinema reflects political ideas, sometimes consciously, sometimes inadvertently, and about how the process of film-making cannot be separated from the actual content.
The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A session.
> Craig’s review of Royal Academy of Arts – “You might find this hard to believe if you've read a few of my galley reviews, but I did actually go to art school once. And I really do mean once (I quit on the very first day). After looking around the induction hall I quickly realised that I wasn't cut out to be an art student because you need to smoke dope, have a silly hat or a tattoo or a silver stud in your nos… continued”
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