Kino Presents Shelagh Delaney and the Cinema of 60s British Social Realism – Sun 17th June

On Sunday 17th June Kino are delighted to present as part of the Salford Secret Garden Festival, at the Black Lion a double bill of two 60s British films written and adapted for screen by Salford writer Shelagh Delaney, both shot and featuring scenes in Salford and Manchester.

The legendary 1960 film “A Taste of Honey” directed by Tony Richardson. A Taste of Honey is a 1961 British film adaptation of the play of the same name  by Shelagh Delaney who adapted the screenplay herself, aided by director Tony Richardson, who had previously directed the first production of the play. It is an exemplar of a gritty genre of British film that has come to be called kitchen sink realism.

Showing with  Charlie Bubbles the British film of 1967 starring Billie Whitelaw and Albert Finney, and also featuring a young Liza Minnelli. Salford actor Albert Finney starred in and directed the film (his only directorial role) and Billy Whitelaw won a Bafta in 1968 for Best Supporting Actress. The fim makes great use of its Manchester and Salford settings and even includes footage of a Manchester United match at Old Trafford with scenes of Bobby Charlton and Dennis Law.

We are now pleased to report that we have now secured the screening rights for Lyndsey Anderson’s The White Bus (also written by Delaney) and this will be screened on the night before Taste of Honey

We are hoping to confirm a screening of Ken Russell’s Shelagh Delaney’s Salford made for the BBC Monitor series in 1960 as a fine complement to the films. The BBC are kindly providing a copy of the film but please note, it will only be available to screen at the BBC showcase at Media City. Details of how to get exclusive tickets for the screening to be announced soon or available at the above screening only (TBC).

We wlll also be screening a couple of Pathe Newsreels from the period to get you in the 60s mood.

Screenings take place at The Black Lion, with doulbe bill performances at 2pm (matinee) and 6pm.

One film & supporting programme: £4.00 (£3. cons) £2 (Salford residents)
Two films & supporting programme: £6.00 (£4. cons) £3 (Salford residents

For full programme details see here:


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