Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 202: Sat July 21

The Lodger (Hitchcock, 1926): Barbican Cinema, 7.30pm

Here is the Barbican's introduction: Be the first to see Alfred Hitchcock’s early British masterpiece The Lodger, restored to its former glory by the BFI National Archive and presented with live music accompaniment. The Lodger is a suspense thriller shot against a back-drop of a fog-shrouded London and featuring matinee idol of the day, Ivor Novello in the title role. Multi-award winning composer and producer Nitin Sawhney has composed a brand new score for The Lodger. Nitin Sawhney is an Indian-British musician, producer and composer. His critically acclaimed work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica. His nine studio albums have won fifteen major international awards.

Performed live by Nitin Sawhney and the London Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets are scarce and if you can't get one then the chocie for today is  . . .

The Devil's Business (Hogan, 2011): Rio Cinema, 11.30pm
This screening is presented by the marvellous Cigarette Burns team. You can find out more about them and this evening's entertainment at their Facebook page here.

Here is their introduction to the night: Premiered at Film4 Frightfest last August, THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS garnered praise from across the spectrum, cementing writer/director Sean Hogan as an up-and-coming British filmmaker. Referred to as "The House of the Devil meets Kill List" THE DEVIL'S BUSINESS concerns two hitmen who may just have bitten off more than they can chew, as their latest target returns home early from a night out at the opera, and what was meant to be an easy hit takes an unexpectedly horrific turn for the worst. Following the screening we welcome critic Kim Newman and film maker Sean Hogan on stage for a Q&A. 

Here's a teaser poster and clip from the film.

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