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Film Club This Friday Nov 19th, Kes

Kes (1969, PG-13, 1hr 51 min) [Drama, Family]

BAFTA 1971 Best Director.

Bullied at school and ignored and mistreated at home by his indifferent mother and older brother, Billy Casper (David Bradley), a 15-year-old working-class Yorkshire boy, tames and trains his pet kestrel falcon whom he names Kes. Helped and encouraged by his English teacher Mr. Farthing (Colin Welland) and his fellow students, Billy finally finds a positive purpose to his unhappy existence.

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