Tuesday 2 April Film Show
Primrose Hill Community Library Film Show presents
Ruth Ellis – Britain’s last woman to be hanged

 

Dance With a Stranger
Starring Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm
Directed Roger Randall-Cutler
UK  1985  96 min
 

Dance with a Stranger is a moving insight into a tragic ‘Crime of Passion’ that changed the conscience of a nation. It tells the sad story of one woman and two lovers - each driven by the all-powerful forces of sexuality. Ruth Ellis (Miranda Richardson), a glamorous nightclub hostess and mother of two children, embarks on a tempestuous affair with a handsome racing driver David Blakely, played by Rupert Everett.
A series of tragic developments culminate in a shooting outside a Hampstead pub in 1955 and Ellis being hanged for murder - an execution that led to a tidal wave of emotion and the abolition of capital punishment.
This is a film that does more than chronicle a series of events; it captures perfectly the troubled mood of post-war Britain.
 
Introduced by the film’s producer, Roger Randall-Cutler
 
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.

Opening Times

Monday        10am - 6pm
Wednesday  12pm -  7pm
Friday           10am - 6pm
Saturday      10am - 3pm

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