Keswick Film Club - Heavy Load

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Friday 13th February 8:15 PM

Heavy Load 

Director: Jerry Rothwell Country: UK
Cert: 12A Year: 2008 Length: 91 mins
Heavy Load

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Audience Reaction

Score: 83.33% Attendance: 109



Heavy Load are latter-day punk: Lewes's answer to the Ramones. Most of them are also people with learning difficulties. Rothwell's funny, affectionate but frank film follows them as they try to move from benefit gigs into the mainstream. Will they ever finish the album? Will they survive schisms? Will they succeed in their campaign for the disabled to be allowed to stay out late?

Ticket also gives entry to the concert at 10pm at the Rugby Club


open_quote A fascinating movie, insightful but never patronising: this is no mock-umentary. close_quote Rob Daniel,

open_quote ...deeply moving, totally unsentimental.. close_quote Philip French, Observer

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