Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 213: Thu Aug 3

The Killing of Sister George (Aldrich, 1968): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.05pm


This 35mm screening (also being shown on August 5th) is part of the Gross Indecency season at BFI Southbank. Here are the full details of the season which runs through July and August.

Time Out review:
Although one can't deny the entertainment value of Robert Aldrich's adaptation of Frank Marcus's play about an ageing lesbian actress whose life falls apart as she loses first her job in a TV soap series and then her young lover, it could never be described as either realistic or sensitive. Rather, with its grotesque stereotyping and tour de force bitchiness and hysteria, it's like yet another instalment in the What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? saga. Cynical, objectionable, and fun, distinguished by Beryl Reid's marvellously energetic performance. 
Geoff Andrew

Here (and above) is the opening of the movie.

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