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Film screening: The Square (1957)

Lecture

  • 5 July 2018
  • 4:00 – 4:30 pm
  • Part of Bedford Square Festival
  • Paul Mellon Centre

Film screening: The Square (1957) with introduction from Josephine Botting, Film and TV Fiction Curator at the BFI

In a rundown part of London's King's Cross, the bittersweet reminiscences of an aged resident (screen veteran A.E. Matthews) are rudely interrupted by a letter telling him his house is to be pulled down. But his sadness at having to leave is soothed when the neighbours arrange him a surprise party - with music provided by a local skiffle group - and a teenage girl teaches him to dance.

The Square was the first film from director Michael Winner, who'd later find Hollywood success with violent thrillers including Death Wish (1974). This far gentler, formative work was financed by Winner's father for £1000, but never saw release.

Part of the BFI’s Britain on Film collection, the film will be shown after an introduction from Josephine Botting, Film and TV Fiction Curator at the BFI



This event is part of Bedford Square Festival 4 July - 7 July 2018

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The aim of the Bedford Square Festival was to promote the culture based around a London Square, sharing this with our neighbours in Bloomsbury and beyond. We wanted to open the doors of the grand facades of the buildings in the Square and celebrate the culture that we pride ourselves on - art, literature, architecture, history, education, and more!


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