Film Show: My Beautiful Laundrette

Tuesday 3 March Film Show

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke

Directed by Stephen Frears

UK   1985   93 minutes

Introduced by Stephen Frears

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.

£8 (including a glass of wine).

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Date/Time Event
Tuesday 03/03/2020
7:00 pm
Film Show: My beautiful Laundrette
Primrose Hill Community Library, Primrose Hill London


About the Film Show

Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show started in January 2014 with a sell-out for The Madness of King George, introduced by Alan Bennett.

We show World and classic cinema as well as offering a showcase for short films by local filmmakers  Most of the main films introduced by someone involved in their production or if not by an avid fan.

Films are usually shown on the first Tuesday of each month.  Tickets are £8 for cash only, limited to two per person and go on sale from two Saturdays before the film show, during normal opening times at the Library. Price includes a glass of wine or soft drink.  Doors are open at 7.00 pm, introduction at 7.45 pm and the film starts at 8.00 pm.