Play Dates




NEW RESTORATION

April 7 – 13    New York, NY    FILM FORUM

May 26 – June 1    Santa Monica, CA    LAEMMLE'S MONICA FILM CENTER

A Kind of Loving Play Dates

About

United Kingdom, 1962
Director: John Schlesinger
Producer: Joseph Janni
Cast: Alan Bates, June Ritchie, Thora Hird
Screenwriter: Willis Hall, Keith Waterhouse
Based on the novel by Stan Barstow
Cinematography: Denys Coop
Music: Ron Grainer
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Language: English
Running Time: 112 minutes

Synopsis:
Young draftsman Vic Brown (Alan Bates) falls for his co-worker Ingrid Rothwell (June Ritchie). As he vacillates between infatuation and disinterest, Ingrid finds out that she is pregnant and Vic has to reconcile how he thought his life would go with what life actually has in store for him. British television icon Thora Hird co-stars as Ingrid's interfering mother in this new restoration of director John Schlesinger's debut feature film.

Awards and Nominations:
Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival, 1962)
Best British Actor, Best British Film, Best British Screenplay, and Best Film From Any Source nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1963)

Reviews and Quotes 2

“STRIKINGLY DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED AMID URBAN GRIME AND SUBURBAN CONFORMITY.”
— Leslie Halliwell

“Has the sense of desolation so dear to the new British directors... But Schlesinger knows also how to use the drift and scurry of a crowd to create mood and his performers preserve a living rhythm of speech.”
— Dilys Powell

“KEENLY OBSERVED...MOVING IN ITS UNPRETENTIOUSNESS.” 
— Time Out (London)

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