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The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner Certificate: 12 DATE CHANGE: Friday 2 November 2018, 7.30pm Admission: £4 / £3 unwaged
The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, UK 1962)
In this classic of British New Wave cinema, teenager Colin Smith is sent to a borstal after a robbery. His talent for cross country running are spotted by the Governor who sees sport as a cure for social ills, but in this gritty tale of rebellion and conformity, life's rewards seldom reach the working class.
"Ultimately, Richardson's pot-shots at consumerism and class have lost some urgency, but the nihilistic, punky buzz packs an immortal wallop. Classic." Total Film
"The counter-Hollywood bloody-mindedness packs a knockout punch." The Guardian
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