Film Series: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

March 26, 2015
Tivoli Theatre, 6350 Delmar in the University City Loop

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), directed by Karel Reisz

An early example of the British Realist school, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning examines the constraints of working-class life in an industrial town in postwar Britain. Its main character strives to escape the deadening effects of domestic drudgery, only to find himself caught between the excitement of his pregnant but older and married lover and the ordinariness of married life with a more appropriate mate.

A Critical Eye: Avant-garde Cinema of the 1960s brings together an international array of groundbreaking films that challenge the conventions of cinema at the time. Designed to complement the exhibition From Picasso to Fontana—Collecting Modern and Postwar Art in the Eisendrath Years, 1960–1968, the film series sheds light on social concerns that shaped a generation in aftermath of World War II and the subsequent golden age of economic growth in Western Europe.