Sunday, 1 September 2013

Capital Celluloid 2013 - Day 266: Mon Sep 23

Nighthawks (Peck, 1978): Barbican Cinema, 8pm

This is part of the Urban Wandering season at the Barbican. This is the cinema's introduction to the evening: An unsung gem of indie Brit cinema and a fascinating document of life in late-70s London, Nighthawks chronicles the double life of Jim, by day a guarded, vulnerable and semi-closeted teacher at an East End school, who spends his nights cruising gay bars and clubs.

This was director Ron Peck’s first feature, produced at Four Corners in Bethnal Green, which continues to support filmmakers from disadvantaged communities in the East End.

Ron Peck and Paul Hallam join our host Gareth Evans in conversation after the film.

Here (and above) is an extract from the film.

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