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Wondrous Oblivion

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Screening Information

June 4, 4:00 pm
In-person
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk

Film Details

Country United Kingdom
Year 2003
Running Time 97 MIN
Language English
Director Paul Morrison
Cast Sam Smith,Emily Woof,Delroy Lindo,Leonie Elliott

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Description

Delroy Lindo stars in this forgotten gem of British-Jewish cinema for audiences young and old. It’s London 1960 and 11-year-old David Wiseman is only interested in one thing: cricket. The problem is, he’s not very good at the game. When a Jamaican family moves in next door and builds a cricket net in their backyard, David is delighted, but it isn’t long before the neighbourhood is shaken up. With wonderful performances by the entire cast and an energetic soundtrack of calypso, reggae and ska recordings, director Paul Morrison offers an engrossing look at race relations, racism and the plight of immigrants in postwar London.

Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Part of the series PAUL MORRISON: CAPTURING THE BRITISH JEWISH EXPERIENCE

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In-person Guest Director Paul Morrison

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