Sunday, 5 June 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 178: Mon Jun 27

Night and the City (Dassin, 1950): Cinema Museum, 7pm

The Cinema Museum present a screening of the original 35mm print of Jules Dassin’s 1950 film noir classic, Night and the City. Andrew Pulver, Guardian critic and author of the BFI’s guide to the film, will be in conversation with poet Sean O’Brien, whose chapbook, Hammersmith, has been inspired by the film’s iconic imagery. The event is co-hosted by Hercules Editions, publishers of Hammersmith.

Time Out review:
film noir with Widmark as a small time nightclub tout trying to hustle his way into the wrestling rackets, but finding himself the object of a murderous manhunt when his cons catch up with him. Set in a London through which Widmark spends much of his time dodging in dark alleyways, it attempts to present the city in neo-expressionist terms as a grotesque, terrifyingly anonymous trap. Fascinating.

Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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