Thursday, January 26, 2012
We'd like to invite everyone to the Monorail Film Club this Sunday when we'll be screening a restored print of Billy Liar.
Billy Liar is the most transcendent of all the British New Wave films, Tom Courtenay's brilliant Billy not so much fighting against, but able to imagine himself out of the limitations of his humdrum life. Trapped by his family, his job, his surroundings and two doomed engagements, his main hope is his own intelligence and Liz (Julie Christie) is idealized sometime girlfriend. Schlesingers direction is fantastic and fun, colliding the optimistic newness of the 1960s with a grim up north realism.
Selected and introduced by Blair Young, video director and co-founder of The Forest Of Black.
The Monorail Film Club is generally on once a month in the GFT.
It is informal and open to everyone. We recommend booking tickets in advance from the box office on 0141 332 6535.
Billy Liar (Schlesinger, UK, 1963)
Sunday 29 January, 7.30pm @ GFT , 12 Rose Street , Glasgow . G3 6RB