Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 247: Fri Sep 4

Serpico (Lumet, 1973): Close-Up Film Centre, 8pm

This film screens as part of a 1970s New Hollywood season at Close-Up. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
A virtuoso performance by Al Pacino and some expert location work by Sidney Lumet add up to a tour de force genre piece (1973) that transcends the supercop conventions to create a moving, engrossing portrait of Frank Serpico—a literate, sensitive, honest cop who tried to come to terms with society and the policeman's place in it, and was crucified by a police department too corrupt to want any part of the real world.

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