Here is a film I have just watched, made the 60s, being one of the prime examples of a genre that became known as "kitchen sink drama".
It's A Taste of Honey.

I saw it first at the flix, over fifty years ago, and then, as now, I thought it a very good, albeit saddening, film. I confess that I readily identify with the film's backdrop, the industrial heartland of Lancashire. It's very gritty and down to earth, amplified by the stark black and white portrayals of the characters and their gloomy surroundings. In the film a visit to Blackpool awakens very fond memories for me: as a family we used to go there on a more than monthly basis, when I was a child.

I shall not give away any of the plot, for the usual reasons. More circuitously, then, it's shot in black and white and had the then-nineteen years old Rita Tushingham as the central schoolgirl character, Jo. Dora Bryan was excellent in the role of her wayward, hard-drinking mother.

From Wikipedia:
"The film won four BAFTA awards: Richardson won Best British Screenplay (with Delaney) and Best British Film, Bryan won Best Actress and Tushingham was named Most Promising Newcomer. Tushingham and Melvin were Best Actress and Actor at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.[4] In America the film won Tushingham a 1963 Golden Globe for Most Promising Female Newcomer and got Richardson a 1963 Directors Guild of America award nomination. Delaney and Richardson also won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award."
"The Criterion Collection released a new, restored 4K digital transfer of the film on Blu-ray and DVD on 23 August 2016."

You may be interested, indeed amused, to hear that, as a very, very late adopter of technological toys, I am now, through a recently acquired Roku device, able to watch streaming videos on my CRT telly. This is one of the first films I have viewed by that means. :-)

If you read the attached link don't read The Plot. It will spoil your viewing of the film.
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