Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Spirit of 45, by Ken Loach ...

Ken Loach has a new film/documentary out, entitled "The Spirit of 45" ... it was screened at the weekend in the Cameo and Filmhouse, but due to the family-celebrations I couldn't get along.

I have heard good reviews of the film, which combines archive footage and interviews to explore the political philosophy behind the creation and development of welfare institutions by the then Labour Government after the Second World War.

More details below, for those interested:

The Spirit of '45 Q&A screenings a tremendous success
Image Last Sunday, more than 40 cinemas around the country took part in a very special event. All these cinemas screened The Spirit of '45 simultaneously and once the film had finished, switched over to a live satellite broadcast of a Q&A with Director Ken Loach, Dot Gibson, Owen Jones and Jeremy Hardy.
Check out the photos.
We were thrilled to see so many people attending and texting & tweeting their questions and comments to the panel. The event would not have been the success that it was without your help in spreading the word - THANK YOU!!!
You can host a screening in your area
Image Keen to organise a screening of The Spirit of '45? Know some people who might like to get together to watch it? You can book a screening license from Once a booking is made, we'll send a DVD in time for your screening and (if you wish), help you promote the event online.
Should you have any questions about hosting a screening - don't hesitate to give us a bell on 020 7831 7252.
Join in the discussion & check out 'My '45'
Image The Spirit of '45 is a call-to-arms to defend the venerable social institutions that have improved the lives of millions. The film has been instumental in promoting public discussion about cuts, worker's rights and equitable public policies. You can join in the discussion on Twitter and FacebookAlso if you haven't already, be sure to check out the amazing Timelines and take the 'My '45' quiz to find out what your life would have been like back in 1945.

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