Heavenly Films presents…
That’ll Be The Day
The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the films producer Lord David Puttnam (Chariots Of Fire, The Mision, The Killing Fields) and writer Ray Connolly hosted by Travis Elborough.
That’ll Be The Day is a classic of early ‘70s British cinema and the film that launched David Essex’s acting career. Set in late ’50s, early ‘60s Britain it tells the tale of a suburban school dropout Jim Maclaine (Essex) as he drifts through a succession of dead-end jobs until he finds an outlet for his frustration in rock’n’roll. Before long Maclaine is on the path to stardom, a theme continued in the film’s equally compelling sequel Stardust.
Written by journalist/novelist Ray Connolly That’ll Be The Day captures the atmosphere and excitement of the early UK music scene via some outstanding performances by Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Rosemary Leach, Billy Fury and Essex himself. The movie’s authentic period costumes, meanwhile, were supplied by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren from their King’s Road boutique Let It Rock.
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 91 mins
- Claude Whatham
- David Essex, Ringo Starr, Rosemary Leach