The Spirit of '45 nationwide satellite Q&A event on 17th March

We will be releasing The Spirit of '45 in the UK and Ireland on 15th March, and on Sunday 17th March over 40 cinemas nationwide will take part in a screening event seeing a Q&A panel with Ken Loach, author Owen Jones, NPC general secretary (and film interviewee) Dot Gibson and hosted by comedian Jeremy Hardy with other guests TBC simulcast across the land, broadcast by satellite directly from the screening at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton - tickets are now on sale for all cinemas!

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.

Click on your cinema of choice below to book tickets for the simulcast event on 17th March, and get your thinking caps on to prepare your questions for Ken and the panel.

London – Ritzy Cinema

London – Curzon Mayfair

London – Gate Cinema, Notting Hill

London – Greenwich Picturehouse

London – Hackney Picturehouse

London – HMV Curzon Wimbledon

London – Renoir

London – Stratford Picture House

London – The Lexi Cinema

Aberdeen – Belmont Picturehouse

Aberystwyth – Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Bath – The Little Theatre

Belfast – Queens Film Theatre

Bradford – National Media Museum

Brighton – Duke Of York's Picturehouse

Bury-St-Edmunds – Abbeygate Picturehouse

Cambridge – Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

Canterbury – Gulbenkian Cinema

Cardiff – Chapter

Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre

Derby – Derby Quad

Dublin – The Lighthouse

Dundee – Dundee Contemporary Arts

Edinburgh – Cameo Cinema

Exeter – Exeter Picturehouse

Glasgow – Glasgow Film Theatre

Glasgow – Grosvenor Cinema

Henley-upon-thames – Regal Picturehouse

Hereford – The Courtyard

Inverness – Eden Court

Ipswich – Ipswich Film Theatre

Leicester – Phoenix Square

Liverpool – Picturehouse At Fact

Milford Haven – The Torch Theatre

Newcastle – Tyneside Cinema

Norwich – Cinema City

Nottingham – Broadway Cinema

Oxford – Phoenix Picturehouse

Sheffield – Showroom

Southampton – Harbour Lights Picture House

Stratford-upon-avon – Stratford-upon-avon Picture House

Totnes – Dartingtom Arts - Barn Cinema

York – City Screen Picturehouse

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