My Beautiful Laundrette 1985 dir. Stephen Frears cert 15 97 mins
A one off screening of My Beautiful Laundrette , cosy up in the pub and watch this classic film on our HD projector with noise cancelling headphones. Pair this with a pint and you are in for a great night.
Show starts at 7:30pm , £4 per person.
The story is set in London during the Thatcher years, as reflected in the complex—and often comical—relationships between members of the Pakistani and English communities. The story focuses on Omar, played by Gordon Warnecke, a young Pakistani man living in London, and his reunion and eventual romance with his old friend, a street punk named Johnny, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. The two become the caretakers and business managers of a launderette originally owned by Omar’s Uncle Nasser and quickly break every cross-cultural taboo in their hideout, the back room of the Laundrette.
This comedy-drama was written by Hanif Kureishi and was also one of the first films
released by Working Title Films. Superbly acted by Day-Lewis and Jaffrey, skillfully directed, My Beautiful Laundrette is timely, provocative and unique.The British Film Institute ranked My Beautiful Laundrette the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century.