FILM SCREENING, TUESDAY 7TH JUNE

I wanted to use the space to show a film, on the big living room telly me and Ruben Green decided to show 'Husbands' the 1970 film by John Cassavetes.

'They have difficulty coping with the death, and everywhere they turn or flee in the city, they can't seem to run from it. They spend two days hanging out, playing basketball, sleeping in the subways, and drinking, including one lengthy scene at a bar in which they have an impromptu singing contest. Harry goes home, has a vicious argument with his wife, and decides to fly to London. The other two decide to go with him.

They check into an expensive hotel, dress in formal clothing, and meet three young women at a gambling casino. They go back to their rooms with the women. Gus pairs off with Mary Tynan (Jenny Runacre), Archie with Julie (Noelle Kao), a young Asian woman who seems not to speak English, and Harry with Pearl Billingham (Jenny Lee-Wright). However, their efforts to hook up with these women are awkward and unsuccessful. Flight (even to another continent), has not save them from the disappearance of their youth. They discover it has gone, never to return.'

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NOTES ON FILM

TRANSCRIPTIONS OF GROUP DISCUSSION ABOUT HUSBANDS

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