[Marxism] Ray and Liz | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Feb 4 13:59:16 MST 2020


“Ray and Liz”, a 2018 British film, is now being made available as a DVD 
or VOD by KimStim, a small Brooklyn-based company that specializes in 
independent, foreign, and documentary film. It was written and directed 
by Richard Billingham, the son of the eponymous Ray and Liz and older 
brother to Jason, the three principal characters of this harrowing 
portrait of people living on the dole in the Black Country of Northern 
England. Black is not a reference to people of African origins but to 
the towns just west of Birmingham, named, according to Wikipedia, for 
the soot from the heavy industries that once covered the area, although 
a 30-foot-thick coal seam close to the surface is another possible 
origin. Wikipedia adds, “During the Industrial Revolution, it became one 
of the most industrialized parts of the UK with coal mines, coking, iron 
foundries, glass factories, brickworks and steel mills producing a high 
level of air pollution.

full: https://louisproyect.org/2020/02/04/ray-and-liz/



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