What Can a 1930’s Film Tell Us About Austerity?


COMMONSPACE talked to Colin Edwards about the film ‘Make Way For Tomorrow’, which highlights the precarity of some people’s lives in the face of austerity, through through the lens of the Great Depression of the 30’s.

Still as relevant today as it was then, Director Leo McCarey uses comedy to dissect inter-generational tension, as an elderly couple loses their home and they have to move in with their children.

Make Way For Tomorrow will be screened on Friday the 28th of June, at 7:30pm, at ISO Design, 5 Virginia Street, Glasgow City Centre G1 1TS. Introduction from Colin Edwards. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

Colin Edwards is a comedy writer, director, and film reviewer, and has organised a screening of this rarely seen comedy masterpiece.

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