Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, Winstanley, 1975. Courtesy BFI

Kevin Brownlow and co-director Andrew Mollo recreated a small patch of seventeenth-century England to stage this film of Gerrard Winstanley and his Diggers, a small band of Christian communists who set up England’s first commune on St George's Hill in Surrey. The noble but fated struggle of the Diggers to establish a fair and equitable society has an ongoing contemporary resonance.

Winstanley, dir: Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, UK, 1975, 96min, DCP, BFI Distribution.

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.

Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo

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

Wed 9 March, 5.45pm (96min)

Tyneside Cinema

10 –12 Pilgrim Street
Box Office 0191 227 5500