Saturday, 10 June 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 169: Tue Jun 20

Vanishing Point (Sarafian, 1971): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 8.50pm


This film is part of the Edgar Wright 'Car Car Land' season at Picturehouse Central. You can find all the details here.

Chicago Reader review of Vanishing Point:
After driving nonstop from San Francisco to Denver, a silent macho type (Barry Newman) accepts a bet that he can make it back again in 15 hours; a blind DJ named Super Soul (Cleavon Little) cheers him on while the cops doggedly chase him. While Richard Sarafian's direction of this action thriller and drive-in favorite isn't especially distinguished, the script by Cuban author Guillermo Cabrera Infante (writing here under the pseudonym he adopted as a film critic, G. Cain) takes full advantage of the subject's existential and mythical undertones without being pretentious, and you certainly get a run for your money, along with a lot of rock music. With Dean Jagger and Victoria Medlin.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer. 

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