Part of The Groves Community Cinema Weekend
Loach’s adaptation of Barry Hines’ novel centres on a Barnsley schoolboy who manages to escape, temporarily, a working-class life largely experienced as lonely and tedious when he finds, cares for and trains a kestrel. Avoiding sentimentality, the film is a lucid, affecting exploration of the narrow options open to people marginalised because they lack money, meaningful education and proper familial support.
Running time: 1h 42m
Theatre@41 presents the first Groves Community Cinema - a weekend of classic films old and new with something for everyone - and where you pay whatever you think you can afford!
Groves Community Cinema is made possible thanks to an ARG Events and Festivals Grant, in partnership with Make it York and City of York Council.