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The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner
Certificate: 12
Friday 12 October 2018, 7.30pm
Admission: £4 / £3 unwaged
Loneliness of a Long DIstance Runner
The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, UK 1962)

In this classic of British New Wave cinema, teenager Colin Smith is sent to a borstal after a robbery. His talent for cross country running are spotted by the Governor who sees sport as a cure for social ills, but in this gritty tale of rebellion and conformity, life's rewards seldom reach the working class.

"Ultimately, Richardson's pot-shots at consumerism and class have lost some urgency, but the nihilistic, punky buzz packs an immortal wallop. Classic."
Total Film

"The counter-Hollywood bloody-mindedness packs a knockout punch."
The Guardian

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