Shrewsbury Film Society hold a mini-season of five classic films from 1969 — 50 years ago, at The Hive in Shropshire.

EASY RIDER

18 | USA | 1969 | English
Director: Dennis Hopper

The definitive 1960s road-movie. Dennis Hopper's celebrated debut sees him, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson on the ultimate road trip. With introduction by film expert Charles Drazin.

ARMY OF SHADOWS

12 | France | 1969 | French
Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Jean Pierre-Meville's tense, tough drama about the clandestine world of the French Resistance in 1942-43. With introduction by film expert Isabelle Vanderschelden.

THE COLOUR OF POMEGRANATES

U | Georgia | 1969 | Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian
Director: Sergei Parajanov

Widely regarded as one cinema's most remarkable and beautiful films, this is a dream-like masterpiece. With introduction by Daniel Bird, who was closely involved in the film's restoration.

LARKS ON A STRING

15 | Czechoslovakia | 1969 | Czech
Director: Jiri Menzel

Set in a scrapyard, this searing political black comedy is a Central European classic. With introduction by film expert Peter Hames.

WOMEN IN LOVE

15 | UK | 1969 | English
Director: Ken Russell

Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden star in Ken Russell's memorable, flamboyant and striking adaptation of DH Lawrence's novel.

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