Friday, October 16, 2015

Free Film Viewing - 'Culloden' by Peter Watkins

Sunday, 18 October - 6:00pm

Venue: The Socialist Party's premises,
 52 Clapham High Street,
 London SW4 7UN

'Culloden', a film by Peter Watkins - running time 69 minutes. 
Introduction by Robert Worden with discussion afterwards
Peter Watkins will be 80 years of age in October 2015

"Culloden is a 1964 docudrama for BBC TV.  It portrays the 1746 Battle of Culloden that resulted in the British Army's destruction of the Scottish Jacobite rising of 1745 and, in the words of the narrator, "tore apart forever the clan system of the Scottish Highlands". 
Described in its opening credits as "an account of one of the most mishandled and brutal battles ever fought in Britain", Culloden was hailed as a breakthrough for its cinematography as well as its use of non-professional actors and its presentation of an historical event in the style of modern TV war reporting. 
The film was based on John Prebble's study of the battle."

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