My Beautiful Laundrette

Tuesday, January 16
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1hr 37mins // directed by:Stephen Frears // featuring:Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke // 35mm

Daniel Day-Lewis makes his breakthrough performance in Stephen Frears’s (The Queen, Philomena) groundbreaking film, working from a richly layered script by Oscar-nominated writer Hanif Kureishi.

An uncommon love story between a young South London Pakistani man and his childhood friend, this culture-clash comedy is a subversive work of social realism, commenting on racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher’s England.