Friday, 15 July 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 221: Tue Aug 9

Walkabout (Roeg, 1971): Somerset House, 6.45pm


London’s groundbreaking open-air film festival at Somerset House, under the Film 4 banner, returns with a prestigious programme of contemporary classics, popular favourites and premieres of forthcoming releases. Projected on London’s largest outdoor screen in full surround sound, there will be special on-stage introductions from the stars at selected screenings and sundown DJ sets before the films begin. The season runs from August 4th to 17th. Full details here.

Time Out review:
Nicolas Roeg's second film (made after the massively delayed Performance) is at first sight uncharacteristic: the story of two posh English kids abandoned in the Australian outback and left to fend for themselves when their father commits suicide. In fact, the shimmering light and colour, the conflict of cultures, and the emergence of semi-mystic sexual forces in the desert landscape make this as Roeg-ian a film as The Man Who Fell to Earth or Bad Timing.
Chris Auty 

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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