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Of Time and the City

Down at the docks, in Terence Davies's Of Time and the City

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 July   John Lennon meets Paul McCartney, 1957 On this day in 1957, a 15-year-old Paul McCartney went to a gig held after a church fete at St Peter’s Parish Church, Woolton, Liverpool. The fete had been a traditional …

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Distant Voices, Still Lives

Freda Dowie in Distant Voices, Still Lives

    A re-release from one of the most distinctive cineastes in British film. Terence Davies’s 1988 maundering autobiographical film (“It all happened… I had to tone down the violence of my dad”, Davies told The Guardian) is set in the Liverpool of his youth and is more an impressionistic montage of vibrant tableaux vivants than …

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