Kes: Reimagined + Q&A PG

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This film was last shown on 8 November 2019

Photographer: Johan Persson

★★★★ - ‘Watkins develops a symbolic language that becomes genuinely too powerful for words’ - The Guardian

★★★★ - ‘This unique production hits every note near-perfectly’ – Independent

The timeless classic film Kes by Ken Loach, based on A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines, celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year.

Barnsley born choreographer, Jonathan Watkins (Winner ‘Best Classical Choreography’ at The National Dance Awards Critic Circle) reimagines the work - weaving dance, projections, puppetry and music to create ‘a family-friendly Kes to rival War Horse’. This staged production premiered at Sheffield Theatres (2014), and now a new version has been created and reimagined for the cinema screen.

Filmed at Production Park Wakefield.

This screening will be followed by an in person Q&A with choreographer Jonathan Watkins, actor Chester Hayes and puppeteer Barnaby Meredith.

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Duration
1 hour 10 minutes

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