Cinema Action, So That You Can Live, 1981. Courtesy BFI

Cinema Action, So That You Can Live, 1981. Courtesy BFI

So That You Can Live was Cinema Action’s most personal and reflective film. Gone are the political sloganeering and single issue campaigning of their earlier work, replaced by a more subtle and revealing study of the life of Shirley Butts, an engineering union convenor who loses her job after a strike over equal pay.

So That You Can Live, dir: Cinema Action, UK, 1981, 83min, 16mm, BFI National Archive.

Presented as part of Resistance: British Documentary Film, more information about all the films in the series here.

Film Pass Four: Resistance: British Documentary Film
Tue 1 – Thu 24 March
£28 Full Price / £23 Concession
Includes entrance to all films in the series, including screenings at Northern Charter
Film Passes can only be booked via the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.

So That You Can Live
Cinema Action

£7.50/£6, book here
Film Pass Four, £28/£23

Tue 15 March, 8pm (83min)

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street 
Newcastle 
NE1 6QG 
tynesidecinema.co.uk 
Box Office 0191 227 5500