Yellow Submarine (U)
Uprising! Spirit of 68
Sat 17 Jun 4000 - Sat 17 Jun 0400
£7* / £4.50* FOR 10.30AM SCREENINGS | £5* under 25s
Dir. George Dunning, 86 mins, 1968, UK, USA
A UK-wide programme of screenings and events exploring the cinema and the legacy of 1968 when decades worth of news took place in one year, from the Prague spring to the Paris riots, from the Tet Offensive to the killings of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. The UK saw student protests flare up on campuses across the country and rising tension in the wake of Enoch Powells Rivers of Blood speech, while in June a machinists strike at Dagenhams Ford plant heralded a burgeoning womens movement and paved the way for the Equal Pay Act.
Once upon a time… or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland – a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day!
When The Beatles spectacular feature, Yellow Submarine, debuted in 1968, it was instantly recognisable as a landmark film. By merging the visual splendour of animation with a fantasy – adventure tale filled with peace, love, hope and of course, music, Yellow Submarine captured the essence of the Sixties. And by integrating the freestyle approach of the era with innovative animation techniques, it revolutionised a genre.
???? A garish, gorgeous example of pop art at its finest.
???? Endlessly inventive.
A breakthrough combination of the feature film and art’s intimacy with the unconscious.
All summer long, well be selling tickets for each screening for just £5. There will be a limited number of 20 £5 tickets available for every screening, so early booking is advised!