Watch this anti-authoiratian classic in the Great Hall at Queen’s University. Incendiary, subversive, and darkly humorous, If.... is a landmark of British countercultural cinema
One of the most atmospheric academic buildings in Belfast acts as the location for our screening of this classic film. Queen’s University is similar in style to Cheltenham College, the filming location of ‘If….’
Lindsay Anderson’s ‘If….‘ is a daringly anarchic vision of British society, set in a boarding school in late-sixties England. Before Kubrick made his mischief iconic in ‘A Clockwork Orange’, Malcolm McDowell made a hell of an impression as the insouciant Mick Travis who, along with his school chums, trumps authority at every turn, finally emerging as a violent saviour in a vicious game of one-upmanship played by both students and masters. If…. remains one of cinema’s most unforgettable rebel yells. (c) Criterion
Introduced by Robert J Simpson.