Movie Diary 7/21/2015

Cathy Come Home (Ken Loach, 1966). A young couple (Carol White, Ray Brooks) falls through the cracks and into homelessness, in a made-for-TV movie with documentary elements. This program caused a social movement to erupt in Britain at the time, and it’s still a cultural reference in the U.K. It holds up very well, with a jaggedly modern momentum and finely-tuned sense of outrage. Loach has lost none of that edge in the ensuing decades. An interesting experience watching this movie at the Grassmarket Community Project in Edinburgh, an organization committed to social enterprise.

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