Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 13: Sat May 29

That Cold Day in the Park (Altman, 1969): BFI Southbank, NFT1, 5.50pm

This 35mm presentation in the Robert Altman season is also being screened on June 8th. You can find the full details here.

BFI preview:
Though Altman’s second feature Countdown (unavailable for this season) displayed some of his stylistic hallmarks in embryonic form, this third feature was his first truly personal film. It concerns the unsettling relationship that develops between a lonely woman (Dennis) and a mute young dropout (Burns) whom she notices on a park bench and invites home for food and shelter. Laszlo Kovacs’ (Easy Rider) cinematography enhances the dreamily enigmatic mood.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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