Sunday, 12 November 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 328: Mon Nov 27

The Glass Wall (Shane, 1953): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm

This 35mm presentation is a rare screening for a 1953 film noir in the Gloria Grahame season. You can find all the details of the season here. The film is also being shown on November 20th.

BFI introduction:
One of Grahame’s lesser-known titles, this film also offered her a rare starring role. She appears opposite Italian star Vittorio Gassman, who plays a Hungarian illegal immigrant determined to remain in the US, with one night to track down the person who can save him from deportation. Grahame gives an exquisite performance as a woman on the breadline who forms a bond with the desperate man.The screening on Monday 20 November will be introduced by season curator Jo Botting of the BFI National Archive.

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