Genesis Cinema introduction:
While living rough on the streets of London's East End, a young man, Dink encounters the mysterious Dee and they begin a relationship. When tenderness gives way to cruelty they become consumed by darkness. Roz and Kim are back at Genesis Cinema on 11th September to discuss 1970's 'Nightbirds' and the East London films on the Scala map. Dink (Berwick Kaler) and Dee (Julie Shaw) fall into bed (and sort of in love too), living perpetually near to homelessness on Whitechapel's streets. One of the many overlooked films rediscovered and championed as part of the British Film Institute's Flipside series, 'Nightbirds' depicts an East London of peeling paint, still falling apart after the Blitz, seen from rooftops and doorways. This is part of our Scalarama 2016 programme.
Nicolas Winding Refn was partly responsible for this re-release. Read his article on the film here.
Here (and above) is the trailer.