This season we are exploring landscapes with leading Photographer, Jem Southam, and have arranged a variety of films, talks and workshops to accompany his Exhibition: Birds, Rocks, Rivers, Islands in The Levinsky Gallery from Fri 18 Jan - Sat 16 Mar.
At school, most of his teachers ridicule and reject him, especially sadistic Mr Sugden. Like other downtrodden children in an outmoded social system, Billy appears headed for a menial job with no future and with no motivation and nothing to look forward to, until the day he finds a wild kestrel. The bird, a fledgling, is akin to the boy, who must withstand winds of his own. He raises, nurtures, and trains the falcon and its wildness and beauty gives him a joy and hope that his life could be different.
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: David Bradley, Brian Glover, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland
Running time: 113 mins