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Kes
PG

Thu 01 Aug – Sun 04 Aug
An amazing opportunity to watch Ken Loach's iconic classic Yorkshire film on the big screen in celebration of Yorkshire Day on the 1st August.
Drama • Critically Acclaimed • Coming-of-age
Part of Hyde & Seek

Join us on Yorkshire Day (Thursday 1st August, 2.00pm) for a very special Kestrel themed introduction before the film from Clare Brown, the Curator of Natural Science at Leeds Museums and Galleries, to learn about all things Kestrel related. Arrive early from 1.30pm to get a special up-close opportunity to see some birds of prey from their impressive collection!

Kes is the tough, touching story of a northern schoolboy and the kestrel that brings hope to his hardscrabble life remains the most widely admired of Ken Loach’s films.

Loach made his name directing television plays, but it was his second cinema feature Kes that demonstrated the extent of his cinematic imagination. Adapted from Barry Hines’s novel A Kestrel for a Knave, it tells of fifteen-year-old Billy Casper, who seems destined for a life in the coal mines of his home town, Barnsley. But Billy’s discovery of a kestrel, and his dedication in training it, give him optimism - however temporary.

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For our Saturday screening, join us at 10.30am for a drop-in, self-led accompanying activity.

Our Sunday morning Hyde & Seek screenings at 11:00 in Screen Two are Autism friendly. These relaxed screenings are intended to provide a safe environment for neurodiverse audiences and anyone who finds standard screenings challenging. They feature prompt start times, raised lighting, reduced volume and a relaxed attitude to noise/moving around. To give audiences extra space, we reduce the capacity at these screenings, so pre-booking is advised as they often sell out.

All weekend Hyde & Seek Screenings are Pay What You Can including £0.

Details

Duration
1hr 52mins
Director
Ken Loach
Distributor
British Film Institute
Featuring
David Bradley • Brian Glover • Freddie Fletcher
Year
1969
Country of origin
UK
Language
English
Strobe lighting
No
Content guidance
No content warnings identified
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