NN is partnering up with Cultural Quarter neighbours the Errol Flynn Filmhouse to present a screening of Somers Town (2008) to complement the current exhibition at NN by Filip Markiewicz, CELEBRATION FACTORY. NN is staying open late on 24 June 2017 until 8:45 so you can catch the exhibition before going to see the film at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. Somers Town shows an unlikely friendship between East Midlands runaway Tommo and Polish immigrant Marek over the course of a hot summer in London.
Tickets available from the Errol Flynn Filmhouse website.
Dir : Shane Meadows I 2008 I UK I 71 mins (12A )
Shane Meadows’ 2008 film sees him reunited with Thomas Turgoose, the young star of the internationally acclaimed This Is England. Turgoose plays Tommo, a troubled young lad who’s run away to London. There he meets and forms a strong bond with Marek, a shy Polish teenager who shares a small flat with his labourer father.
Shane Meadows looks at the transition from childhood to adulthood and the hostilities of urban living. Thomas Turgoose and Piotr Jagiello jointly shared the award for Best Actor at the Tribeca Film Festival for their fresh and funny performances as Tommo and Marek, whose friendship is the heart of Shane Meadows’ Kings Cross comedy, which won the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
Tommo (Turgoose), just turned 16 and released from social care, runs away to London from a difficult life in Nottingham. Marek (Jagiello), a Polish immigrant, lives with his father, who drinks with his friends after working on a construction site. The quiet and sensitive Marek is not comfortable in his father’s world. Both boys struggle to make sense of their new environment and a chance meeting in Somers Town leads them to form an unexpected partnership.
The film’s frequently uncompromising portrait of the realities of life for those on the margins of society is leavened by Meadows’ characteristic humour and sympathy for his characters.
NN Contemporary Art, Number Nine, Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP | CELEBRATION FACTORY | 11am–8:45pm
Errol Flynn Filmhouse, off Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UD | SOMERS TOWN | 8.45pm