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Linenhall Film Club | White Riot

We're back once again for the next instalment of the Linenhall Film Club! This time we're offering an exclusive virtual preview of White Riot, an exploration of how punk influenced politics in late-1970s Britain when a group of artists united to take on the National Front.

Thanks to our friends at access>CINEMA and Modern Films our film fans can now avail of the very best in arthouse cinema through a digital cinema offering.

Tues 25 Aug
€9.99
Duration: 80 mins

Promo code: Linenhall

On Tuesday 25 Aug we will be back for our regular Linenhall Film Club slot!

Next up is White Riot.

Once you purchase a ticket you have 48 hours to watch the movie. The Linenhall Team are going to watch the film at Tuesday 25 Aug at 8pm, which is our regular cinema slot, and we invite you to watch with us!

Click here to purchase a screening ticket: Carmine Street Guitars

1) Click BUY IT NOW

2) Enter the discount code Linenhall and you will get the opportunity to support the LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE as your cinema. In doing this we will receive 50% of your rental fee and you will be directly supporting our future film programme. We greatly appreciate your support.

Please note: you will not receive any reduction in price by using the promo code, but the distributor will give the LINENHALL ARTS CENTRE 50% of the net revenue! This is inclusive of your ticket price. 

3) Enter your name and email address and select CONTINUE

4) Enter your card details and billing address

5) PAY €9.99 

6) Press PLAY - You will also be emailed a link to your digital purchase

The film link will be available for 48 hours

Terms and conditions apply, rentals are valid for a 48-hour period. See Modern Films’ website for more details.

If you have any queries or feedback about this experience please contact Bernie at director@thelinenhall.com

About the film:

Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds all publish the letter.


Flooded with responses, Red discovers many share his views. Teaming up with like-minded creatives Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Syd Shelton and Australian graphic designer Ruth Gregory, the team bands together to create Rock Against Racism (RAR) and a fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Speaking directly to the youth, Temporary Hoarding reports stories and issues that the mainstream British media ignores, like immigration, the Catholic side of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the police’s controversial “suspected persons” (sus) powers. They give a voice to the voiceless. The National Front begins to strike back, committing acts of violence against RAR supporters and petrol-bombing their HQ. Despite this, RAR spreads virally across the UK and into Europe, becoming a grassroots youth movement. The Clash, Steel Pulse, Tom Robinson and other top bands of the day jump on board.

White Riot is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style.

‘The character of New York is present in every aspect of this film. It's part of what legends like Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Patti Smith sought him out for.’

★★★★ Eye For Film

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