The Jewish influence on the British Film Industry

The Jewish influence on the British Film Industry 15


Please note: This was screened in March 2019

150 mins

Talk + screening of The Man Who Got Carter

(Dir. Tony Klinger, 2018, UK, 1hr 41 mins)

In this event Andrew Spicer, Professor of Cultural Production at the University of the West of England, will be giving an overview of how Jewish exhibitors, distributors and producers have shaped the evolution of the British film industry from its early beginnings to the present.

Andrew’s lecture will be followed by a screening of the feature-length documentary, The Man Who Got Carter about the work of independent film producer Michael Klinger, directed by his son Tony Klinger. A highly successful producer from 1960 to the early 1980s, Klinger was pivotal in bringing such titles as Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965) and Cul-de-sac (1966) to the screen, as well Mike Hodges’ Pulp (1972) and, perhaps most famously, Hodges’ iconic British crime film Get Carter (1971).

This screening will be introduced by his son, filmmaker and writer Tony Klinger and be followed by a Q&A.

Speaker biographies:

Dr Andrew Spicer is Professor of Cultural Production at the University of the West of England Bristol. His most recent books include A Companion to Film Noir (2013), Get Carter: Michael Klinger, Independent Production and British Cinema, 1960-1980 (2013) and Beyond the Bottom Line: The Producer in Film and Television Studies (2014).

Tony Klinger is a writer and filmmaker. In June 2018 he received Romford’s “Lifetime Achievement Award”. He writes novels, film scripts and plays. His novel Under God’s Table and his book about making the film, The Kids are Alright - The Who and I are now on sale. The second edition of another of his novels The Butterfly Boy will be published early in 2019.

This event is part of the Jewish Historical Society’s Jewish History Month, jointly hosted by JHSE, Watershed, UWE and DAVAR.