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AUTUMN PROGRAMME 2024
Rififi   12
France | 1955                 118 minutes
9 September 2024 MONDAY 19:30
AUDITORIUM
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DIRECTED BY
Jules Dassin
STARRING
Jean Servais|Carl Möhner|Robert Manuel

In the ABC of Cinema, D is for Jules Dassin, US-born actor, writer, producer and director.

In Rififi, Tony, an ageing jewel thief, just out of prison, is persuaded to take on another job, which he enlarges into a much more audacious and lucrative robbery. The theft itself is the centrepiece of the film, showing how the thieves enter the premises and work together to evade the security system and break the safe. With no dialogue or music, this half-hour scene is probably the most famous heist sequence in film history.

Despite a very low budget, Dassin produced a heist movie par excellence, also reckoned to be one of the best examples of French film noir. And it won him the Best Director Award at the 1955 Cannes Film Festival.

GAP
16 September 2024 MONDAY 19:30
GREEN ROOM BAR
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30 September 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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7 October 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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28 October 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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Gravity   12
USA/UK | 2013 | 91 mins                        

11 November 2024 MONDAY 19:30
AUDITORIUM
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DIRECTED BY
Alfonso Cuarón
STARRING
Sandra Bullock|George Clooney

The film opens in the endless expanse of space during routine maintenance by a Space Shuttle crew: the confident, easy-going Kowalski (George Clooney) and the nervous, inexperienced Stone (Sandra Bullock). A voice from Mission Control reports that an unrelated missile strike on a satellite has created a field of debris orbiting the Earth at lethal speed. They are hit, severed from their safety tethers, sent careering into the blackness and left to find a way to get home.

Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón's 2013 Sci-Fi epic Gravity, won 7 Oscars from 10 nominations, but the direction is arguably secondary to the immersive cinematography from his compatriot Emmanuel Lubezki. With few visual bearings to anchor us in space, our perspective is constantly shifting in some of the most dynamic camerawork ever seen. It is visually stunning and perfect for the big screen.

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The Passenger   15

Italy | 1975 | 126 minutes
18 November 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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DIRECTED BY
Michelangelo Antonioni
STARRING
Jack Nicholson|Maria Schneider

We screened an earlier Antonioni film last year as the first instalment of The ABC of Cinema. That was Red Desert (1964), starring Monica Vitti and Richard Harris. The theme of alienation pervades Antonioni’s films. In the earlier film it was Monica Vitti alienated from modern life; in The Passenger it is Jack Nicholson.

Nicholson plays a washed-up war correspondent who takes the unusual step of adopting the identity of a dead man. Complete with the passport and appointments schedule of the deceased, the life of a correspondent becomes more purposeful, exciting … and dangerous. Along the new road taken, Nicholson is joined by Maria Schneider, and together they take a trip into the unknown through (red) desert country – a road-trip to disaster.

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25 November 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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2 December 2024 MONDAY 19:30
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