A leading cult film of the Sixties and the only record of suedehead culture in British cinema, Barney Platts-Mills’ tale of teenage lovers with no money and nowhere to go was largely improvised by a non-professional cast of young East Enders. A wonderful time capsule of late Sixties London , Bronco Bullforg is filmmaking with a spontaneity, wit and endearing humanity that still feels strikingly fresh.

Seventeen-year-old Del and fifteen-year-old Irene suffer the perennial problems of teenage lovers – no money and nowhere to go. Del’s resentful, suspicious dad and Irene’s uptight, comically snobbish mum only make things worse. So they turn for help to old friend ‘Bronco Bullfrog’, fresh out of borstal and pursuing an enviably independent lifestyle.  The film gives a fantastic picture of Sixties London – from the brutalist tower blocks and bomb sites of the East End to the trashy glamour of the West End.

Bronco Bullfrog will open at BFI Southbank, Genesis Whitechapel, East London and the Irish FIlm Institute, Dublin.

Opens in cinemas nationwide 11 June 2010. Don’t miss the Special Preview and director’s Q&A’s:

 BFI Southbank, Thur 3 June, 20:40 http://www.bfi.org.uk/go/broncoeventqueensofvintage
Curzon Soho, Sat 19 June, 16:30 http://www.curzoncinemas.com/events/qanda/bronco_bullfrog_qanda_barney_platts_mills

 For more info, a list of cinemas and to watch the trailer, visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/go/broncoreleasequeensofvintage

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