Days of the Bagnold Summer
Film On Demand

Days of the Bagnold Summer

April 2–30

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A morose metalhead teen and his kind-hearted mum struggle to re-connect during an unexpected summer of togetherness in the sleepy English suburbs.

20/21 Hop Film

$8 public; $5 Dartmouth employees
Free for Hop Members & Dartmouth students

When you rent the film, you will have through Fri, Apr 30 to watch it.
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Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel, this is a funny yet sweet coming-of-age story about single motherhood and Metallica. Metalhead teen Daniel is crushed when a holiday with his dad in Florida is cancelled and he's faced with an interminable summer in the epically boring British suburbs. Mum Sue is deeply caring but can't figure out how to connect with her troubled son. An epic war of wills ensues in their suburban home as Daniel just wants to listen to heavy metal and start a band while his mom hopes to rekindle the fun times they used to have together. Drifting around the dull, manicured streets and Escher cul-de-sacs and powered by original songs from Belle and Sebastian, Days is a charming tale of renewed connections and possibilities. D: Simon Bird, UK, 2020, 1h26m

"Four stars. A sweet tale of a Metalhead and his Mum."
—The Guardian

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