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O Lucky Man!

Directed by Lindsay Anderson
1973
UK
178 minutes
M
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Malcolm McDowell stars in this more-than-twisted tale of a man’s rise to the top (and down again) by UK Free Cinema legend Lindsay Anderson.

Anderson’s debut film, If, was a scorching critique of 1960s Britain and his follow-up, O Lucky Man! doesn’t pull any punches either. McDowell plays Mick, a principled young man who travels the country, encountering corruption everywhere, from genetic engineering to gunrunning. Mick soon joins in with the capitalist fun, before falling foul of the crooked system. Chock-full of venom and sour British humour, O Lucky Man! features a brilliant soundtrack from Alan Price (ex-The Animals, he also appears in the film) and menacing imagery from Miroslav Ondříček (Amadeus). Helen Mirren, who starred alongside McDowell, said she “loved” Anderson because he was always, “the pepper in the arse of the establishment” – one can’t help but agree!

Tickets are only available as a package of all 4 films in the All Night Cine-Love InYou must be 18+ to attend this event. There will be a short interval between each film.

Session times: Eraserhead: 10pm; In The Realm of the Senses: 12:05am; O Lucky Man!: 2am; Female Trouble: 5:10am

Nowhere else in cinema will you find such a bleak worldview infused with such infectious, ebullient, indomitable joy, attentive to the magical propensities of life even when at its darkest.
Tim Lucas, Sight & Sound
No less than an epic look at society is created in Lindsay Anderson's third and most provocative film. It is in the form of a human comedy on a perky, ambitious but conformist young man using society's ways to get to the top.
Variety

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Sun 9 June
2am
Dendy Newtown 1
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Year
1973
Classification
M
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Lindsay Anderson
Producer
Michael Medwin, Lindsay Anderson
Cast
Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Ralph Richardson
Screenwriter
David Sherwin
Cinematographer
Miroslav Ondricek
Editor
David Gladwell, Tom Priestley
Program Strand
All Night Cine-Love In
Company Credits
Print Source: Roadshow Entertainment
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