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Threads Rated 15


Dir. Mick Jackson. UK, 1984. 1h 52m. Starring Karen Meagher, Reece Dinsdale, Rita May, Nicholas Lane, Victoria O'Keefe, Paul Vaughan.

35 years to the day since Mick Jackson’s searing depiction of nuclear war stunned British TV audiences, we proudly present the newly remastered theatrical version. Originally produced by the BBC, on a budget of £400,000, this shattering speculative tale set at the brink of World War III revealed the horrors of a post-apocalyptic society struggling for survival. It was nominated for seven BAFTA awards in 1985 and won for Best Single Drama, Best Design, Best Film Cameraman and Best Film Editor.

‘The only film I have been really and truly scared and indeed horrified by - in an intense and sustained way - is Mick Jackson's post-nuclear apocalypse movie Threads.’ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Nuclear war is brutal, ugly, and piss-yourself terrifying, Threads argues. Why should its movie depiction be anything different?’ Sean O’Neal, The AV Club

Sunday 22 September: 15:00
Monday 23 September: 18:30