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This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long

Film: Still afraid of the men in black

Big bad Hollywood is always bullying British films out of the cinema - so the script goes. Kevin Maher talks to the distributors

Politics: Valleys rise to remember king Bevan

As delegates converge on Brighton this weekend for new Labour's annual conference, deep in the South Wales valleys, the centenary of the birth of one of the giants of the movement is being celebrated.

Some people never learn

also showing: 187 Kevin Reynolds (15) The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye (nc)

Channel 4 to defy ruling on violence

Channel 4 has attacked the television standards watchdog for ruling against a scene in the harrowing Ken Loach film Ladybird Ladybird and has said it will show the film again uncut.

Television: The night of the Landslide-ometer

That bouncy lower-case "e" was interesting. You know, the bonny blue one that signified Election 97 (BBC1, Thursday), with a trendy border of orange shards. I saw one exactly like it on last month's March for Social Justice, the Support the Liverpool Dockers demo which transmogrified into a rave-up at the end. You can also see a similiar "e" in yellow, on the cover of Ecstasy by Irvine Welsh.

'In Spain, drama is plastic, fake. For us, Loach is authentic'

Elizabeth Nash meets Iciar Bollain, star of 'Land and Freedom', and director Ken Loach's biggest fan

A brief for good causes

Profile: Michael Mansfield: Patricia Wynn Davies meets the man who takes on the powerful in defence of the weak

METHOD IN HIS MADNESS

Profile: Actor robert carlyle talks with James Rampton

Letter: Our film was fair

Our film was fair

THIRTY YEARS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

In 1967, Ken Loach made a film about the Liverpool dock strike. This autumn, the director was back on Merseyside filming striking dockers. But this time things were very different, on both sides of the camera. Decca Aitkenhead reports

Choice: The critics: FILM

Babe A jolly farmyard adventure which follows a pig who thinks he's a sheepdog. Produced by Mad Max's George Miller, it has as much darkness as your average fairy tale and no more - the defining mood is fun. It may make you go "aah" at pigs every now and then, but chances are it won't stop you eating them.

GOING OUT : THE FIVE BEST FILMS

CRIMSON TIDE (15). Smartly written submarine thriller with Washington and Hackman. Barbican (638 8891); Coronet (727 6705); MGMs Baker St (0181 970 60360), Chelsea (0181 970 6010); Odeons Leic Sq (930 3232), WE (930 7615); Whiteleys (0990 888990). (P)

Loach film wins top award Berlin

Loach film wins top award

SIX GOOD POP CDS

Oasis: (What's the Story?) Morning Glory (Creation) Frightful oiks often make good rock records. QED.

AND WHAT'S MORE . . .

From 10 May, Internet users will be able to access the Cannes Film Festival. A daily journal of news, views and film clips (including Ken Loach's Land and Freedom, above) will be available on a web server called Golden Palm Server. To access:
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