Saturday, 16 April 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 108: Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

Performance (Cammell/Roeg, 1970) & The Servant (Losey 1963): Haymarket Cineworld, 6.30pm

This is the fifth in Time Out's excellent series at the Haymarket of the best of British films, a spin-off from the recent poll conducted by the magazine of the top 100 movies made in this country, and certainly one of the best.

Here's an extract from the magazine's introuduction to the movies:

The actor James Fox will join us for the fifth event in our season of great British films - a rare double-bill of two well-loved, daring 1960s dramas, 'The Servant' (starring Fox and Dirk Bogarde) and 'Performance' (starring Fox and Mick Jagger). In 'The Servant', Fox plays a wealthy bachelor who gradually and creepily switches roles with his live-in housekeeper. In 'Performance', Fox is an East End gangster who moves in with a tripped-out rocker (Jagger) in Notting Hill. This will be a very special evening and Fox  about playing two of the most iconic roles in British cinema.

Here is the trailer for Performance and an extract from The Servant.

You can find out more details about the evening on the Time Out film website here.

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