Compliance (Zobel, 2012): Odeon West End 2, 3pm
This film also screens on Oct 18 at 8.30pm at this cinema and at Screen on the Green at 9pm on Satb Oct 20. Details here.
56th LONDON FILM FESTIVAL (10-21 October 2012) DAY 10
day (from October 10 to October 21) I will be selecting the London
Film Festival choices you have a chance to get tickets for and the
movies you are unlikely to see in
London very soon unless you go to see them at the Festival. Here
is the LFF's main website for the general information you need. Don't
worry if some of the recommended films are sold out by the time you read this as there are always
some tickets on offer which go on sale 30 minutes before each
screening. Here is the information you need to get those standby tickets.
Time Out review:
'In the early part of the last decade, over 70
phone calls were made to supermarkets and fast food restaurants across
the US. The MO was always the same: the caller would claim to be a
police officer, allege that an employee was guilty of theft, and request
her colleagues to carry out a strip search. The manager on duty would
comply. After all, this was a cop calling. But on at least one occasion –
in the Mount Washington, Kentucky branch of McDonald’s in 2004 – the
caller’s demands went much further. ‘Compliance’ dramatises these events
in clear, clinical detail, painting a stark, devastating portrait of
human susceptibility in the face of an unseen authority.
Compliance is a riveting,
horrifying film, shot through with beautifully observed moments of
unwelcome truth. It’s as much a critique of the enclosed systems of
modern life – small towns, local authorities, dead-end jobs with
meaningless heirarchies – as it is of sick individuals with cellphones.'
Here is the trailer.
PS there's also free screening tonight of 'London -The Modern Babylon' + Julien Temple Q&A. Starts at 6.30 and here are the details.