Film Night at the Alfred East:
BLUE COLLAR
26 June 7pm

Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Paul Schrader, in his directorial debut. It was written by Schrader and his brother Leonard, and stars Richard PryorHarvey Keiteland Yaphet Kotto.[3] The film is both a critique of union practices and an examination of life in a working-class Rust Belt. Although it has minimal comic elements provided by Pryor, it is mostly dramatic.

LUNCHTIME TALKS
Alfred East Gallery 1-2pm
March – June 2020

Friday 27 March: Nancy Wake & Companions – the continuing story of the special Operations Executive by Betty West

Friday 24th April: Paula, Gwen & Dora, the hidden lives of three women artists by Sue Lydia Taylor

Friday 22 May: Churchyards, Cemeteries & the Victorians – Black Feathers to Black Underwear by Kevin Varty

Friday 12 June: the Story of the Wallis & Linnell Factory in Brigstock by Bill Simon

Film Night at the Alfred East:
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST
29 May 2020 7pm

Considered by some to be one of the greatest films ever madeOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is No. 33 on the American Film Institute‘s 100 Years… 100 Movies list. The film was the second to win all five majorAcademy Awards (Best PictureActor in Lead RoleActress in Lead RoleDirector and Screenplay) following It Happened One Night in 1934, an accomplishment not repeated until 1991 with The Silence of the Lambs. It also won numerous Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards. In 1993, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Film Night at the Alfred East
Lindsay Anderson’s 1968 classic “if …”
24 April 2020

Lindsay Anderson’s If…. is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis, who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent savior in the vicious games of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. Mixing color and black and white as audaciously as it mixes fantasy and reality, If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells.

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