Mayworks Film Night

Posted April 2nd, 2008

Scenes from the Class Struggle: two films by Ken Loach

Raining Stones 7:00 p.m. (1993) (90 min)
One of the movie’s characters observes: “When you’re a worker it rains stones seven days a week.” This sets the scene for Ken Loach to explore one man’s struggle with his poverty in the wider context of the problems created by the “new” British economy.

Riff Raff 9:00 p.m. (1991) (96 min)
Riff Raff is a gritty and realistic portrayal of workers dealing with the consequences of the Thatcherite revolution. It follows a group of construction workers as they convert an old hospital into luxury flats (the triumph of neo-liberalism?) depicting their struggle against low pay and dangerous working conditions with no union to fight for them.

The Park Theatre, 698 Osborne St
Admission $7 or $10 for both films
For information call 478-7275