Thursday 24th May 2018 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Featuring a standout performance from Maxine Peake, Funny Cow follows the rise of a female comedienne in the all-male world of the comedy circuit in the north of England in the late 1970s. Drawing material from a troubled childhood and her marriage to a violent man, the “Funny Cow” becomes an overnight star, beating the blokes at their own game in a film that’s funny and tragic in equal measure.
UK 2017 – Directed by Adrian Shergold with Christine Bottomley, Maxine Peake, StephenGraham – 103 min
Funny Cow is powered by a crackling anger and a forceful performancefrom Maxine Peake – SCREEN INTERNATIONAL
A hypnotically belligerent performance from Peake, whose anti-heroine explodes like a firework – THE GUARDIAN