My Beautiful Launderette  
18 November 2021 - 7pm

This event has been rescheduled

To complement our Frankie say 1984! Exhibition and further explore the social and political context of the mid-1980s, we are screening My Beautiful Laundrette.  The 1985 British comedy-drama directed by Stephen Frears from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi was one of the first films released by Working Title Films.


The story is set in London during the Thatcher years, as reflected in the complex—and often comical—relationships between members of the Pakistani and English communities. The story focuses on Omar, played by Gordon Warnecke, a young Pakistani man living in London, and his reunion and eventual romance with his old friend, a street punk named Johnny, played by Daniel Day-Lewis. The two become the caretakers and business managers of a launderette originally owned by Omar's uncle Nasser.


The British Film Institute ranked My Beautiful Laundrette the 50th greatest British film of the 20th century.


Please note, our museum galleries are closed during film screenings.  There are no ads or trailers.


Director: Stephen Frears

Certificate: 15

Length: 1hr 37mins

Tickets £8 adult, £6.50 concession/Independent Liverpool member (ID required) 

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