HINDLE WAKES: Maurice Elvey, GB 1927. 115 mins.
Set during ‘wakes week’ in a Lancashire mill town Hindle Wakes is based on the vivid and controversial play by Stanley Houghton. Its tale of a strong minded girl and families in crisis shocked the establishment and remains a fascinating insight to the times and morals of the period.
IN THE NURSERY’s score captures the spirit and passion of the film with a modern accompaniment which once again introduces new audiences to archives from the silent era.
Voted best Archive Presentation at Leeds International Film Festival Oct 2000.