Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
is one of the most perfectly turned film titles. The full gamut of one stifled workingman's emotional life is right there: Saturday night's booze-fed highs tailed by Sunday morning coming down. Arthur Seaton, played by a peerless Albert Finney, is a young machinist in a Nottingham factory. His wages buy endless pints, which dull his judgment enough that he begins an ill-advised affair with Brenda, the wife of an older co-worker. At the same time, he's seeing Doreen, a single woman closer to his own age. This 1960 film is a stalwart classic of modern British cinema. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
screens at the Tivoli Theatre as part of the Mildred Lane Kemper Museum's series A Critical Eye: Avant-Garde Cinema of the 1960s.
7 p.m. Thu., Mar. 26. Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.landmarktheatres.com). Free admission.
Thu., March 26, 7 p.m., 2015