LFS: The L-Shaped Room

"The classic period kitchen sink dramas are compulsory viewing for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of British cinema." BFI

Showing Times

Mon 17 Jun 18:30

Director:  Bryan Forbes, 1963
Speaker:  Selina Robertson, programmer (Independent Cinema Office, Club Des Femmes)

A key work of the British New Wave, this adaptation of Lynne Reid Banks’s excoriating novel stars Leslie Caron as a young Frenchwoman marooned in London, unmarried and pregnant at the dawn of the 60s revolution. Touching intelligently on themes of class, race, gender equality and simple, honest friendship, The L-Shaped Room is powerful, compassionate and unforgettable.  (Look out for the exteriors, shot on location in Notting Hill.)

Film School takes place on Monday evenings at 6:30pm.  You’re welcome to book for individual screenings, or sign up for the whole term to get the best price.  Tickets are £9 (£7 to members), or all 7 screenings for £42.

Everyone who books for #LexiFilmSchool receives pre-screening Film Notes, specially written by the speaker and including suggestions of further reading and related viewing. 

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ROME, OPEN CITY, Roberto Rossellini, 1945
Speaker:  Jonathan Romney, film critic (Film Comment, Observer, Sight & Sound, Screen Daily)

Mon 13 May 
FRIDA, Julie Taymor, 2002
Speaker:  Kat Lister, journalist (VICE, Broadly, Bitch media)

Mon 20 May 
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING, Karel Reisz, 1960
Speaker:  Samuel West, actor (On Chesil Beach, Suffragette, Howard's End)

Mon 3 Jun 
OF LOVE & LAW, Hikaru Toda, 2017
Speaker:  Elhum Shakerifar, producer (Of Love & Law, Even When I Fall, A Syrian Love Story)

Mon 10 Jun
SAAWARIYA, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, 2007
Speaker:  Ryan Lanji, curator, founder of Hungama

Mon 17 Jun
THE L-SHAPED ROOM, Bryan Forbes, 1962
Speaker:  Selina Robertson, programmer (Independent Cinema Office, Club Des Femmes)

Mon 24 Jun 
ANGELA DAVIS: PORTRAIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY, Yolande DuLuart, 1972
Speaker:  Charmaine Simpson, co-founder Black History Studies

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Film Information

Duration:
137 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
12A

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