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Somerset House Film4 Summer Screen: This is England

Director Shane Meadows’ sharply observed and already iconic coming-of-age story centres on a young boy growing up in the Midlands during the early 1980s, who enters into a world of skinheads and rudegirls.

Certificate 18
Duration 101 mins
Film starts approximately 21.00

Our pre-teen protagonist at first enjoys a sense of camaraderie and independence with his surrogate family of skinheads and rudegirls, but expectations are upturned when the racist ideology that underpins the gang emerges, forcing him to take sides and make sense of a situation he doesn’t fully understand.

Drawing upon classics such as The 400 BlowsKes and Stand By Me, Meadows’ film captures the exuberance and agony of being young, but complicates things further by adding race to the already volatile, experiential mix.

Meadows’ film brilliantly evokes its period setting, proving so popular that it continued the story of its characters in a series of Channel 4 dramas. Stephen Graham, Vicky McClure and Jack O’Connell are just some of the cast members who went on to become major stars.

14 August @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


14 August
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