Film

Cinema Resdicovered: New Towns, Our Town

Director
Various
Certificate
U
Running Time
78 mins

In the 73 years since the first New Towns Act was passed by the post-war government, the towns it created have been both praised as modern-day utopias and dismissed as failed social experiments.

Featuring glimpses of the original rural landscapes before they were transformed for new arrivals from a London devastated by the Blitz, this collection of rare archive films sheds light on the experiences of the Towns’ early pioneers as well as following generations.

This Cinema Rediscovered programme will be introduced by Heather McIntosh, Film Programmer (Independent Cinema Office)

By robin askew, Thursday, Jun 6 2019

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