Film Show: My beautiful Laundrette

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Date(s) - Tuesday 03/03/2020
7:00 pm

Primrose Hill Community Library


Tuesday 3 March Film Show

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents


The ground-breaking portrait of 1980s Britain

My Beautiful Laundrette


Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke

Directed by Stephen Frears

UK   1985   93 minutes


Introduced by Hanif Kureishi

The film that established the reputations of Daniel Day-Lewis and Hanif Kureishi, launched the company Working Title Films and brought international recognition for director, Stephen Frears.   My Beautiful Laundrette is a heady, fractured mix of culture, capitalism, suds and sexuality.  It tells the story of a young Asian man (Gordon Warnecke), who takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle’s launderette with the intention of turning it into a glittering commercial success.  But when he employs his childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis) they become lovers as well as working partners and events slip out of control. This breakthrough movie has been hailed as a seminal exploration of identity and the entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years.

Doors open 7.00pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm        £8.00, in cash, including a glass of wine.   Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.