Sunday, 16 June 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 187: Sat Jul 6


1 Suspension of Disbelief (Figgis, 2012): Genesis Cinema, 6pm

This movie, which marks Mike Figgis's return to directing, is part of the East End Film Festival, which runs from June 25 to July 10. Here are the details of the full programme.

Here is the EEFF introduction: A world-renowned screenwriter becomes implicated in the murder of a beautiful young Frenchwoman in Mike Figgis’ return to the world of psycho-sexual mind games. A murder-mystery in which its protagonist loses sight of reality and the fiction he has created. Figgs is one of the UK’s truly maverick cinematic spirits and returns here with something fresh, exciting and more than a little disturbing.

Here is the trailer.


2  Family Plot (Hitchcock, 1976): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 8.30pm

The final film from Alfred Hitchcock is being shown as part of the Passport to Cinema season at BFI Southbank. The movie also screens on July 9th and 14th and is introduced by the excellent Richard Combs on the 9th at 6.10pm. Details here.

Chicago Reader review:
Alfred Hitchcock's 53rd and final film (1976) was greeted with affectionate condescension by most American critics, but there's no reason to apologize for this small masterpiece, one of Hitchcock's most adventurous and expressive experiments in narrative form. After the blind alley of the heroless Topaz, Hitchcock here returned to the dual plotting of Psycho, thinking it through again as a comedy in which the two compared/contrasted couples (Bruce Dern and Barbara Harris versus Karen Black and William Devane) do not meet until the final minutes.
Dave Kehr

Here is the trailer.

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