As the 1950's ended, British cinema exploded with new energy, as directors like Tony Richardson, Karel Reisz, Lindsay Anderson and John Schlesinger tackled groundbreaking material from young writers (among them John Osborne, Shelagh Delaney, and Harold Pinter - fresh from revolutionizing the stage), creating a socially conscious, aggressively working class cinema, trampling taboos by depicting England's angry and alienated youth, and treating sexual content frankly. The films brought forth powerful young actors like Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Alan Bates, Rita Tushingham and Julie Christie. The series runs from March 22nd - April 6th) - check Film Forum for films and times.

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