Director: Alice Lowe. Starring: Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan. UK 2016. 87mins.
After the screening we'll be joined by director and star Alice Lowe for a Q&A.
About to become a single mother for reasons that are gradually, tantalisingly revealed, heavily pregnant Ruth (Lowe) seeks to wreak revenge on those she deems responsible for her situation – and revenge in this case means a series of grisly murders, all firmly encouraged by the eerie voice of her unborn baby. These include despatching a creepy pet shop owner (Dan Skinner, High-Rise), a DJ seducer who vomits into his Afro wig (Tom Davis), and a prickly businesswoman (The Witch’s Kate Dickie, joyously cast against type) who turns down Ruth’s job application. Written and directed by Alice Lowe, Prevenge has some of the dark humour of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, in which she co-starred, and a lot more of the not-so-casual violence. It’s an assured low-budget debut.
Defend the NHS Sussex are proud to present Ken Loach's The Spirit of '45 followed by a Q&A with a panel of special guests to discuss the privatisation of the NHS, what this actually means and how it can be stopped.
Director: Ken Loach. 2013. UK. 94min.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative. The Spirit of ‘45 hopes to illuminate and celebrate a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.