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The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper The Gamekeeper: Production Image
Ken Loach
Mon 14th November at 9:15pm

The Gamekeeper saw Ken Loach reunited with both writer Barry Hines and cinematographer Chris Menges for the first time since 1969’s Kes on what could almost be a sequel. George Purse might be Billy Casper grown up and escaped the mines, although the style here – penetratingly observant of the detail of daily life - is very different from the essentially dramatic Kes. The film is a beautifully unforced and eloquent insight into the life of a man of torn loyalties, fiercely dedicated to banishing trespassers from the land of his employer yet mixing freely with the same types for a pint and a pie. The kind of political dialectic which emerged to prominence in many of Loach’s films of the ‘90s is muted here, resulting in an understated yet very engaging, and often very funny, film.

 

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Tickets: £7, Concs£5 Film

Ken Loach

UK | 1980 | 84m | 12
Rondo Theatre, 9.15pm | £7 / £5
with: Phil Askham , Rita May, Andrew Grubb, Peter Steels
 
The Gamekeeper saw Ken Loach reunited with both writer Barry Hines and cinematographer Chris Menges for the first time since 1969’s Kes on what could almost be a sequel. George Purse might be Billy Casper grown up and escaped the mines, although the style here – penetratingly observant of the detail of daily life - is very different from the essentially dramatic Kes. The film is a beautifully unforced and eloquent insight into the life of a man of torn loyalties, fiercely dedicated to banishing trespassers from the land of his employer yet mixing freely with the same types for a pint and a pie. The kind of political dialectic which emerged to prominence in many of Loach’s films of the ‘90s is muted here, resulting in an understated yet very engaging, and often very funny, film.
 
Sponsored by     John’s Bikes       
 
 
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Monday 14 November

Ken Loach


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