Friday, 25 April 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 136: Sat May 17

No1: The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Yates, 1973): Barbican Cinema, 4pm

This screens as part of the 'Strong, Silent Types' season at the Barbican.
Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A deft and insightful look at the gray world between criminal and straight, and the painful strategies men devise to keep from being submerged, brutalized, or emotionally bleached out. Peter Yates creates films in which men have to trust each other more than perhaps they should (Robbery, The Hot Rock, Bullitt) and in which mechanization often wins out over feeling. Robert Mitchum turns in an immaculate performance as the artful dodger and pathetic small-timer just barely in the know—with fine support from Peter Boyle as a man whose nastiness differs only in degree from the nastiness of his world.
Don Druker

Here (and above) is the theatrical trailer.


Here is the Filmbar70 introduction:
‘The Delian Mode’ (2009) charts the life and work of the ‘Sculptress of Sound’ - our very own Delia Derbyshire, member of the BBC Radiophonic workshop and arranger of the original ‘Doctor Who’ theme. A tape slicing pioneer, Delia’s delicate drones and granite grey slabs of noise have influenced a legion of electronic musical mavericks, and ‘The Delian Mode’ rightly pays homage to this most emancipated of artists.
‘Space Is The Place’ (1974) may well be the only blacksploitation/free-jazz/social-document/art-house film you’re ever likely to clap your eyes. A wild, psychedelic jam, ‘Space Is The Place’ concerns a cosmic conflict between the unearthly jazz pianist Sun-Ra and the pimpish Overseer for the future of America’s black community. As Sun-Ra and his Arkestra blare out their message of celestial revolution, tin-foil special effects and Black Panther styled radicalism are fused to create an experience that’s truly out there.
Join us on Saturday May the 17th at Hollywood Spring in Hackney to celebrate these incredible audionauts and their cosmic transmissions.
Here (and above) is the opening to Space is the Place.

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