Sun 28 May
UK | 2023 | 79’ | adv12a | Mekella Broomberg
Through archive film we witness the chronicles of extraordinary (and some wonderfully ordinary) scenes of 20th Century Jewish life across the nation. The footage includes rare scenes of an Edwardian Petticoat Lane; a wedding in London’s East End in 1925; the defeat of the British Union of Fascists at Cable Street; Britain’s earliest surfing film, an interview with actor Maureen Lipman at the beginning of her career and many more surprising and tender moments in history captured on screen. Narrated by Isy Suttie, with a score composed by Francesca Ter-Berg, this is a film that offers the opportunity to further understand the biggest concerns of our present and breaks down the barrier of time with delightful and disarming glimpses of life.
Jewish Britain on Film is a commission produced by JW3, funded by the BFI and Shoresh Charitable Trust.
Daytime (until 5pm): £7 / £5 concessions
Evening (5pm onward): £8 / £6 concessions
Tue 30 May, Thu 1 - Sat 3 June