The Leather Boys

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 11:30AM;
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 7PM.

It’s absolutely shocking that Sidney Furie’s charismatic slice of British “kitchen sink” realism isn’t better known here. Rita Tushingham and Colin Campbell play a young couple. She loves him. He loves her, his motorcycle, and going for rides with his mates. After marrying maybe a bit too soon, cracks begin to show, egged on slyly by his possessive new mate (Dudley Sutton). In addition to the film’s fascinating peek into “cafe racer” culture, its treatment of attraction between men is both sensitive and far ahead of its time. -LG

1964 Dir. Sidney J. Furie. 2.35:1 B&W DCP 108 min.