Based on the novel of the same name by Hunter Davies, this glossy coming-of-age comedy, directed by Clive Donner (The Caretaker), follows the exploits of sex-obsessed Jamie (Barry Evans – Adventures of a Taxi Driver, Mind Your Language) as he attempts to join the Swinging Sixties and lose his virginity by seducing local girls.
This fun-filled fantasy is populated with many famous faces of the time, including Judy Geeson (To Sir with Love, 10 Rillington Place), Denholm Elliott (Bad Timing, Brimstone and Treacle), and Nicky Henson (Witchfinder General, Psychomania)
BFI Flipside is dedicated to rediscovering the margins of British film, reclaiming a space for forgotten movies and filmmakers who would otherwise be in danger of disappearing from our screens forever. It is a home for UK cinematic oddities, offering everything from exploitation documentaries to B-movies, countercultural curios and obscure classics, If it's weird, British and forgotten, then it's Flipside.
• Complete uncensored presentation of main feature • Alternative censored sequences (10 mins) • Because that Road is Trodden (Tim King, 1969, 23 mins): dream-like confessional concerning the fantasies of a public schoolboy • Stevenage (Gordon Ruttan, 1971, 21 mins): documentary celebration of Britain’s first New Town, and the setting for Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush