Sunday Bloody Sunday - The Eclectic Cinema

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Sunday Bloody Sunday   15
UK | 1971                               110 minutes
John Schlesinger
Peter Finch|Glenda Jackson|Murray Head

We mark the passing of Glenda Jackson in June 2023 with a screening of her 1971 film Sunday Bloody Sunday, directed by John Schlesinger. In this, Jackson plays the female corner of a love triangle. Peter Finch plays the the male corner, while at the triangle's apex is Bob, rather younger, bisexual, and played by Murray Head.

The set-up sounds pretty modern, even today, but this was London at the tail-end of the swinging 60s. The film was hailed for its positive presentation of homosexuality, unusual for this era, even compared with Schlesinger's previous film, Midnight Cowboy (1969).

The film went down well with the critics; there were Oscar nominations, and BAFTA awards, including Best Actress for Glenda Jackson and Best Actor for Peter Finch. Commercially, however, the film lost money and played well only in urban areas. No doubt, mainstream audiences of the early 70s were just not quite ready to buy-in to a romance like this. But time has passed, so here is the chance to appreciate Glenda Jackson's talents alongside those of a very strong cast.

15 January 2024 MONDAY 19:30
Playhouse Main Screen
Tickets £8.00|£5.00 (up to age 25)
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