Date(s) - Tuesday 03/03/2020
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.