Distant Voices, Still Lives + intro
Director: Terence Davies
Cast: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie
Duration: 84 mins
"★★★★★ – a masterpiece" – Guardian
"★★★★ – If there's such a thing as anthropological poetry, this is it" – The Times
★★★★★ – Eye for Film
★★★★★ – Time Out
The first movie shown when the film programme launched at the old Phoenix in 1988, Terence Davies himself allowed Phoenix to have the national premiere!
Often cited as one of the greatest British films ever made, Davies’ partly autobiographical tale evokes his working class upbringing in Liverpool after the war.
From home to the pub, the cinema to the beach, Davies constructs an impressionist drama suffused with both beauty and sorrow.
The film will be introduced by Laraine Porter who will talk about her experiences launching the film programme at Phoenix in the 1980s.