The Long Day Closes (1992 UK) Cert. PG – Purley Festival screening
June 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormack, Anthony Watson
Presented on 16mm at St John the Baptist Church, 48 Dale Rd, Purley, CR8 2EF.
Tickets (£5) will be available in advance as usual, and on the door if there is spare capacity, with unreserved seating.
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A Campaign presentation in association with the Purley Festival (this year we are going to them).
In rainy, 1950s Liverpool, where Davies (Sunset Song, A Quiet Passion) grew up, eleven-year-old Bud (McCormack) is the youngest child of a working-class Catholic family.
Bud’s father died some years earlier, as Davies’ own dad did, but his mother (Yates) and older siblings remain strong, loving influences in his life.
Fond memories—of a night-time trip to the fair, of group sing-alongs on winter evenings—alternate with painful recollections of loneliness and bullying. “Beautifully poetic… rings wholly true” (Time Out).
The original release (and the critic’s Reviews) pre-date the internet, so here is a link to a (2014) A.V. Club article reviewing the film when it was re-released on DVD.
Show starts at 8.00PM, Ticket prices: £5.00
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