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Last updated:10 May 2016

Our third mini film festival

Event location: WCML

Runs: From 18th May 2016 to 1st Jun 2016

Event time: 18:30 to 20:30

A trio of films to make you think...

The Working Class Movement Library is delighted to announce details of its third film mini-festival. In keeping with the Library's eclectic collections we have a range of screenings on offer - there's a radical history flavour as you'd expect.   All the screenings are free – and there will be popcorn...

 

Wednesday 18 May  6.30pm
In the company of Joan - première showing

Wendy Richardson’s documentary takes a look at the influence that those who spent time in the company of theatre director Joan Littlewood had on working class actors and audiences alike.  It covers her early days touring Northern communities with Ewan McColl through to the Theatre Royal Stratford East years, and the work with young people in the East End of London.

Wednesday 25 May 6.30pm

Watford's quiet heroes: resisting the Great War

A film made by members of the Quaker Meeting in Watford, one of whom is a retired professional film-maker. It tells the stories of three local conscientious objectors but aims to frame them within an explanation of the national context and to generate interest in the legacy and relevance of war resistance today.

Wednesday 1 June 6.30pm

To begin the world over again: the life of Thomas Paine 

Today there is the Occupy movement, back then there was Thomas Paine... This film of Ian Ruskin’s one-man play addresses a multitude of contemporary issues that challenge us today. Thomas Paine was a man who changed the face of the world through his writings. Common Sense inspired the American Revolution, Rights of Man defined the French Revolution, and The Age of Reason called on us to use our ability to reason as the basis for our beliefs and morality. This telling of the story of Paine, ‘a man who changed the world with his pen’, also inspires us to always speak the truth as one sees it, no matter the consequences’.

Joan Littlewood film promo

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