THE HAPPY FAMILY (1952)

At some point this present century, a British woman will direct her thirteenth fictional feature film. Until that day, Muriel Box’s record – who single-handedly directed a dozen such pictures from 1952 to 1964 – will stand intact. Come learn about the pioneering British director and see her fantastic comedic satire.

1951’s Festival of Britain was considered a morale booster for a post-war, austerity-weary nation – but not so for one aggrieved London family. Ordered to vacate their shop and home on the South Bank to make way for the Festival, the Lord family stands their ground in a siege against the system. Superb performances from a top cast (especially Kathleen Harrison) enrich this cheerful comedy.

This will include a talk by Peterborough Trades Union Council on the relevancy of the film’s themes today.

Funded by Film Hub North as part of WOMEN’S HISTORIES

 

28TH MAY, 7PM, JOHN CLARE THEATRE.

TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT HERE OR ON THE DOOR.

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