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Absolute Beginners (12A)

20 Nov
21 Nov 2019

Directed by

Julien Temple

Absolute Beginners

Set against a backdrop of emerging teen culture and rising racial tensions in late ‘50s London, Colin MacInnes’ cult novel is brought to the screen in Julien Temple’s lavish musical adaptation. Struggling young photographer Colin sees his ambitious, fame-seeking girlfriend Crepe Suzette slipping away as she ruthlessly pursues a career in fashion. To win her back he’ll need to compromise his idealism and do whatever it takes to make the big time himself. Featuring Patsy Kensit, Eddie O’Connell, James Fox, Ray Davies, Sade, Steven Berkoff and the legendary David Bowie.

Film Historian Darrell Buxton will be giving an intro to the 6:00pm screening on 20th November.

Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk