Autumn 2019

The Autumn 2019 mini-season was supported by Film Hub Midlands to show Five at Fifty. A mini-season of 5 classic films from 1969 — 50 years ago.


Easy Rider

18 | USA | 1969 | English
Adventure, Drama
Director: Dennis Hopper
Date Shown: Wednesday 18 September 2019

The definitive 1960s road-movie. Dennis Hopper's celebrated debut sees him, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson on the ultimate road trip. With introduction by film expert Charles Drazin.

Army of Shadows

12 | France | 1969 | French
Drama, War
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Date Shown: Friday 4 October 2019

Jean Pierre-Meville's tense, tough drama about the clandestine world of the French Resistance in 1942-43. With introduction by film expert Isabelle Vanderschelden.

The Colour of Pomegranates

U | Georgia | 1969 | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Biography, Drama, History, Music
Director: Sergei Parajanov
Date Shown: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Widely regarded as one cinema's most remarkable and beautiful films, this is a dream-like masterpiece. With introduction by Daniel Bird, who was closely involved in the film's restoration.

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Larks on a String

15 | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | Czech
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director: Jiri Menzel
Date Shown: Wednesday 13 November 2019

Set in a scrapyard, this searing political black comedy is a Central European classic. With introduction by film expert Peter Hames.

Women in Love

15 | UK | 1969 | English
Drama, Romance
Director: Ken Russell
Date Shown: Thursday 19 December 2019

Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden star in Ken Russell's memorable, flamboyant and striking adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel.