Capital Celluloid - Day 69: Thursday Mar 10, 2011

Near Dark (Bigelow, 1987): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

The Loveless (1982), a gorgeously arty number about 50s bikers, was the first Kathryn Bigelow film I saw but it's now so hard to find I don't know when I will ever see it again. Here is the trailer.

In the meantime Near Dark, her second movie, a vampire-cum-western film, will do. In contrast to commercial hit The Lost Boys, another vampire film released at the same time, this did badly at the box office but has built in reputation over the years and is well worth seeking out.

Here is the trailer.

The film is screening as part of the Bird's Eye View Film Festival.

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