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