The War Game (dir. Peter Watkins) @11am

Screening as part of our main programme we have the excellently disturbing The War Game (dir. Peter Watkins). The film takes as its cue the proposition of total nuclear war within Britain at the height of the Cold War. Deftly, Watkins blends documentary form with drama in order to create a terrifying atmosphere where lines between reality and fiction blur. This was cause for concern for the BBC and British Government and was subsequently pulled from airing in late 1965. Perhaps we may speculate that the political consciousness of Watkins’ film – that the ordinary working class and poor bear the brunt of governmental machinations – was too radical to broadcast…

Make sure to catch The War Game @11am in the Vintage Mobile Cinema.

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