Film Screening: ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’

my beautiful laundrette
When:
February 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
2017-02-18T14:00:00+00:00
2017-02-18T14:30:00+00:00
Where:
Victoria Gallery and Museum
Ashton St
Liverpool L3 5PS
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Victoria Gallery & Museum
Film Screening: 'My Beautiful Laundrette' @ Victoria Gallery and Museum | England | United Kingdom

In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.

This film tackles the difficult issues of racism, bigotry, violence and politics in early 80s Britain. Part of the series of events linked to the exhibition ‘Andrew Fekete: Out of Time’ in our first floor gallery.