Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 199: Wednesday July 20

The Lickerish Quartet (Metzger, 1970):
Roxy Bar & Screen, 128-132 Borough High Street, London SE1 1LB, 7.30pm

Now this is a proper treat. One of Andy Warhol's favourites and a very rare screening from the innovative FilmBar70 folk.
 
Here is their description:

'A jaded, wealthy couple watch a porn movie in their castle home along with her adult son. The son is testy, so they go into town and watch a circus-like thrill ride. The daredevil woman in the show looks exactly like one of the women in the movie, so the man invites her to join them for a nightcap  . . .

By fusing the deconstructed narrative approach of Alain Resnais’ art-house hit ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ (1961) with the emergent soft-porn chic that was raising more than eyebrows across the continent, Metzger created a glamorous and cerebral form of sinema far removed from the shoddily shot, dirty mac fodder that would eventually dominate the red-light picture house.'

Here is the trailer.

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