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AFS Essential Cinema: Blokes ‘n’ Birds

AFS Essential Cinema: Blokes 'n' Birds

The next great film series curated by the Austin Film Society, launches today. It’s called “Blokes ‘n’ Birds: British Realist Cinema (1958-1965),” and it’s definitely worth catching. More than just a time capsule of a movement, “kitchen sink” films from postwar Britain would go on to inspire the acclaimed and groundbreaking later works by Ken Loach, Mike Leigh, and Stephen Frears. The series begins tonight, with Tony Richardson’s Look Back in Anger (1958) and concludes with Richardson’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962) on October 9. In between, you can sample work from Karel Reisz, Joan Littlewood, and more. Click here for the lineup of films and their descriptions. Don’t miss these films on the big screen, and consider it required viewing for Anglophiles.

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