CITY Screen, York, is to present three British films that define the 1960s, screening on successive days from April 6 to 8. Each show will be introduced by Duncan Petrie, head of the University of York's department of theatre, film and television.

"These screenings are part of a wider research project on 1960s' British cinema that seeks to bring the treasures of our cinematic heritage to a new audience or to allow some to re-live golden moments from their movie-going youth," says Professor Petrie.

The season opens next Friday with a 12.30pm screening of John Schlesinger’s 1962 kitchen-sink drama A Kind Of Loving (15), a taste of New Wave social realism starring Alan Bates and June Ritchie as Vic and Ingrid, two lovers forced to marry after she falls pregnant. Thora Hird plays the girl’s domineering mother, who disapproves of the match.

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Anita Pallenberg and Mick Jagger in Performance

Blow-Up (15), Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first entirely English-language film, will be shown next Saturday at 12.30pm. David Hemmings leads a terrific British cast, playing a fashion photographer, inspired by David Bailey, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film in the Swinging London of 1966.

Next Sunday's film, Performance (18), was shot by Nicolas Roeg at the end of the Sixties but not released until 1970. Showing at 1.40pm, it stars James Fox as a violent and ambitious London gangster who goes into hiding at the home of a reclusive rock star, played by Mick Jagger in his film-acting debut. The Rolling Stones’ muse and It Girl, Anita Pallenberg, also appears.

Tickets for the TFTV at City Screen season of 1960s' British Movies can be booked on 0871 902 5726, in person at the Coney Street box office or via