Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 143: Sun May 22

The Passenger (Antonioni, 1975): Close-Up Cinema, 8pm

Don't miss the chance to see this movie screened from a 35mm print.

Chicago Reader review:
A masterpiece, one of Michelangelo Antonioni's finest works (1975). Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider star as a journalist who trades one identity for another and the woman who becomes his accomplice (and ultimately the moral center of his adopted world). Less a thriller (though the mood of mystery is pervasive) than a meditation on the problems of knowledge, action for its own sake, and the relationship of the artist to the work he brings into being. Next to this film,
Blowup seems a facile, though necessary, preliminary. By all means go.

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