Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 97: Sat Aug 21

Thundercrack (McDowell, 1975): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 5pm

This underground classic will be introduced by Jane Giles, author of 'Scala Cinema 1978-1993'

Time Out review:
The cult classic of weirdo hardcore, an irresistibly infuriating bad taste whip of raunch and skewed melodrama, like a very horny 
Soap, that quite literally leaves you unsure of whether you're coming or going. Often seen cut, but in the full-length version there's more of George Kuchar's parodically overripe dialogue, tracking the convergence of storm-tossed travellers (a gorilla included) on cackling Gertie's Old Dark masturbatorium, and giving a slower fuse to the series of casual libidinous explosions there. But there's also more of Kuchar's truly brilliant trash-noir lighting through which to peer at the pickles, the puke, and the polymorphs.
Paul Taylor

Here (and above) is an extract.

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