Get Carter (Hodges, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.40pm
This is screening as part of the cinematographer Wolfgang Suschitzky season and will feature director Mike Hodges. More details here.
Here is the BFI introduction to the night:
As part of our celebrations for Wolfgang Suschitszky's centenary, this
feature - a British crime classic with Michael Caine cutting a vengeful
swathe through the Geordie badlands - exemplifies Suschitzky's ability
to combine 'documentary' feeling for location with a command of the
camera's dramatic possibilities. It will be preceded by the ever-popular
documentary short Snow (1963, 8min), premiering in a new BFI
restoration, and introduced by Get Carter director Mike Hodges.
Chicago Reader review:
'Michael Caine stars as Carter, a London hood returning to his home in
Newcastle to clear up some family unpleasantness in this 1971 feature.
Directed by Michael Hodges (whose later collaboration with Caine, Pulp,
proved to be much more satisfactory), with a flair for the wry
evocation of genre conventions. Playwright John Osborne appears as a racketeer.
Often grim, sometimes nasty, but awfully interesting.' Don Druker
Here is the trailer.