Director: Stephen Frears
Screenplay: Hanif Kureishi
In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.
Kitty’s Launderette: A community launderette and social space on Grasmere Street in the Everton/ Anfield area of Liverpool, reimagining the local amenity by offering affordable ecological services, as well as a space for people to gather, talk and learn.