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Friday Night Films

Abigail's Party (1977)

20.5.2011
Film still from Abigail

Film still from Abigail's Party.

Film still from Abigail's Party.

Abigail's Party (1977) Starring Alison Steadman

Dir: Mike Leigh (Certificate PG, 100 mins)

Friday 20 May / 6.30pm / Tickets £5 (concessions £3)

Pre-book on 01908 676 900 

 

In the character of Beverly, Alison Steadman created one of the most terrifying women ever to walk the English stage. Subsequently filmed for the BBC’s legendary Play for Today slot, Mike Leigh’s satire on the suburban middle classes of the 1970s slowly unfolds as a Shakespearean tragedy of domestic proportions.

 

 

Friday Night Films

Selected by Gareth Jones to accompany his exhibition at MK Gallery, this film programme unites a group of maverick British directors, artists and cultural icons, including Christopher Isherwood, Derek Jarman, David Bowie, Glenda Jackson and Lindsay Anderson. Spanning the years 1944 - 1994, the season covers a fifty-year period that sees the emergence of the Welfare State, the birth of Milton Keynes and the eventual dominance of neo-liberalism as an economic philosophy. Ideas around the English landscape, the life of the artist and the social revolutions of the 1960s, move in and out of focus. 

 

 

Independent Cinema MK and MK Gallery are working in collaboration to create a programme of Friday Night film screenings selected or curated by artists and connected to MK Gallery current exhibitions.

May 2011

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