Location: Rubenstein Arts Center Film Theater
Sammy and Rosie Get Laid
(Stephen Frears, 1987, 101 min, UK, English, Color, 35mm)
Sammy and Rosie are married bourgeois Brits who have developed unusual ways to deal with domestic boredom. They allow one another to engage in sexual trysts, live near a slummy working-class section of London and hang out with strange groups of friends, including political extremists and common lowlifes. When Sammy's estranged dad, respectable politician Rafi, shows up unexpectedly, he tries to quell the couple's hedonistic ways.
-- Rare 35mm screening - not available on DVD/Blu-Ray or streaming!
“Directed by Stephen Frears from a script by Hanif Kureishi -- the team responsible for My Beautiful Laundrette -- Sammy and Rosie has a fierce, scrambled intelligence. In this story about a group of interlocking characters in a London neighborhood on the fringe, Kureishi and Frears rack up all of their views on sex, politics, colonialism, social injustice and rebellion like balls in a game of pool, then send them flying.” -- Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Kureishi, London-born of a Pakistani father and an English mother, is often strident and didactic in interviews. Which is why it’s such a pleasure to see his screenplays so marvelously multi-sided and daring. Some of Kureishi’s fire is tempered by the generosity of Stephen Frears (Prick Up Your Ears) whose more mature sense of irony makes a nice match with Kureishi’s ferociousness. Together they seem capable of taking London by storm, if they don’t burn it down first." -- Robert Horton
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