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October 24    Berkeley, CA    BAMPFA

Billy Liar Play Dates

About

United Kingdom, 1963
Director: John Schlesinger
Producer: Joseph Janni
Cast: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie
Screenwriter: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall
Cinematography: Denys N. Coop
Music: Richard Rodney Bennett
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Language: English
Running Time: 98 minutes

Synopsis:
Billy Fisher (Tom Courtenay) is a feckless aspiring comedy writer in a Yorkshire town who indulges in a rich fantasy life amidst the reality of his endlessly nagging family, stuffy boss, and two fiancées. When his old flame Liz (Julie Christie) appears, the consequences of his immature decisions come crashing down.

Awards and Recognition:
Best British Actor, Best British Actress, Best British Cinematography, Best British Film, Best British Screenplay, Best Film from Any Source nominations (BAFTA Awards, 1964)

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