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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch… Playtime..at last a happy film but…it does have underlying themes about modern society…Frenchman Jacques Tati is one of my favourite actors although the word “actor” does not do justice to the man’s talents. Made in 1967 we follow Tati … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..     The Kirkby Rent Strike (1974 Documentary) made by Nick Broomfield. This is an in your face film showing the anger felt and not often expressed by working class people. It begins with a woman speaking to the … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…       Citizenfour (Cornerhouse) a documentary about Edward Snowden, the man who exposed what is really going on by governments in their efforts to find out what we are doing in every aspect of our lives. He had … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch.. Still the Enemy Within (Cornerhouse and Moston Miners) an award winning documentary that was funded by individuals and trade unions. The film includes new interviews and archive material that has never been shown before. You probably know the story, … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…Kinshasa Symphony (Cornerhouse) a documentary made in 2010 about the only symphony orchestra in Central Africa. The film is not just about the orchestra but also about the Congo, one of the most violent countries in Africa. The musicians are … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch…The Mill (Channel 4) a series created by left wing writer John Fay and set at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire charting the rise of radical politics. Not the usual its grim up north programme but a series that has … Continue reading

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Watch..Flame on the Streets, a film made in 1961 and based on a play written by Ted Willis( ex-Communist Party) called Hot Summer Night. Set in London, and influenced by the Notting Hill Riots of 1958, the film takes on … Continue reading

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