The Long Day Closes (1992, UK, Dir. Terence Davies, 85 mins, Cert.PG) - Purley Festival screening

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The Long Day Closes (1992, UK, Dir. Terence Davies, 85 mins, Cert.PG) - Purley Festival screening

Presented on 16mm at St John The Baptist Church, 48 Dale Road, Purley, CR8 2EF. 

Tickets (£5) will be available in advance as usual and on the door if there is spare capacity with unreserved seating. 

Director: Terence Davies ● Starring: Marjorie Yates, Leigh McCormak and Anthony Watson. 

A Campaign presentation in association with the Purley Festival (this year we are going to them).

In rainy, 1950s Liverpool, where Davies (Sunset Song, A Quiet Passion) grew up, eleven-year-old Bud (McCormack) is the youngest child of a working-class Catholic family.

Bud’s father died some years earlier, as Davies’ own dad did, but his mother (Yates) and older siblings remain strong, loving influences in his life.

Fond memories—of a night-time trip to the fair, of group sing-alongs on winter evenings—alternate with painful recollections of loneliness and bullying. “Beautifully poetic… rings wholly true” (Time Out). 

With one showing at 8pm ONLY. 

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