Capital Celluloid 2019 - Day 206: Thu Jul 25

Escape from Alcatraz (Siegel, 1979): Prince Charles Cinema, 6.15pm

This is a 35mm presentation.

Chicago Reader review:
Don Siegel's dark, hushed film (1979) emphasizes atmosphere over suspense; the plot—spelled out in the title—is played out with smooth inevitability. Clint Eastwood's loner hero draws on the mythic side of his screen personality: The Man With No Name becomes the Man With No Past. And, apparently, no future—the escapees simply disappear, fading into the darkness that hangs over the movie. A rigorous, accomplished formal exercise, beautifully sustained and daringly low key.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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