Mucky Pup, Islington.
1 September, 7pm, free.
The mission of film club Filmbar70 is to celebrate the golden age of exploitation films and "wrongfully obscure trash/class world cinema".
This September, against the background of Scalarama and its celebration of repertory cinema, the Filmbar team are appropriately rolling out their own mini-season of what they call 'Brit-Grot' flicks. First up is Revenge (1971) starring Joan Collins and Cherie Blair's uncle, James Booth, screening in the Mucky Pup pub in Islington.
From Filmbar 70:
The controversial Brit-Grot thriller set in a boozer - shown in a boozer! For free!
On Monday the 1st of September at the Mucky Pup in Islington, Filmbar70 kicks off a micro season of Brit Grot cinema with a screening of the grotty thriller 'Revenge' (’71) starring Joan Collins and Cherie Blair's uncle, James Booth. Along for the ride is Eldiabolik's World of Psychotronic Soundtracks, spinning '70s Brit soundtrack platters. All for FREE!
Devastated by the murder of their daughter, publicans Jim and Carol Radford (Booth and Collins) retire to the sanctuary of their boozer. When the man suspected of taking their child’s life is released on circumstantial evidence they decide to take matters into their own hands, kidnapping the suspect and imprisoning him in the cellar. Drinking, darts and smoking continue unabashed above ground, but below, tensions threaten to burst into uncontrollable violence, for there is a question the Radford’s dare not ask - do they have the right man?
Directed by Brit-Grot maestro Sidney Hayers, produced by the team that brought you ‘Carry On’, ‘Revenge’ is torn straight from the front page of The Daily Mail - and shows the propensity for mob violence is still as powerful today as it was back in the day. So pop along on Monday, and join us for for some terror from beneath the pub!
The Mucky Pup is a fine boozer located here - 39 Queen's Head Street, Islington, London, N1 8NQ, nearest tube Angle, or Essex Road overground - http://bit.ly/1whiIWw
Programme stars at 7, film 8.30 - 9ish.