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Borstal Double Bill: Dog Pound And The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner

Sat 13 November 2010 // 20:00

(Sat 13th / 8pm / £5)

(Dog Pound: Kim Chapiron / 2010 / USA / 90 minutes / Certificate 18)
(The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner: Tony Richardson / 1962 / UK / 91 minutes / Certificate 12)

Double trouble as the Cube plays host to borstal mania, getting locked up and locked in with Kim Chapiron’s Dog Pound and Tony Richardson’s 1962 classic The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

A loose remake of Alan Clarke’s Scum, transposed to a contemporary US setting, Dog Pound offers a raw and visceral portrayal of prison power play comparable to Audiard’s A Prophet. Shackled to the anti-authoritarian new wave poetic realism of The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Richardson’s depiction of a working class rebel who stops short of the finish line, this promises to be anything but a cosy night in.