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White Wall Cinema: BLOW OUT
November 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
- DOORS: 7.00pm*
- START TIME: 7.30pm*
- RUN TIME: 108 mins
- CERT: 18
As part of a major BFI nationwide celebration, ‘Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger,’ we are excited to present this special screening of Brian DePalma’s 1981 classic ‘Blow Out’ programmed in response to Powell’s Peeping Tom.
Even in a career that encompasses such classics as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way and many more, Blow Out is a stand out piece of DePalma brilliance as well as the best film of John Travolta’s career.
Centred on movie sound-effects man Jack (Travolta) who inadvertently captures the sound of a murder, we (and Jack) are then drawn into one of the most easily watchable but intricately plotted thrillers of all time as he attempts to piece together what happened against a backdrop of personal paranoia, political intrigue alongside possible eyewitness Sally (Nancy Allen).
Brimming with multi-layered references to cinema’s past, as well as being stacked with DePalma’s own endlessly inventive cinematic style, Blow Out is perhaps the finest example of murder seen through the prism of filmmaking, as well as just being one of the most raucously satisfying thrillers ever made. A brilliantly shot big screen experience that breaks the very idea of cinema down into it’s constituent parts only to piece it back together again to create of the most entertaining and witty movies of it’s type from any era. When coupled with our special visual mix-tape introduction (and companion piece film on Nov. 1st), it’s a can’t miss event.
Programmed as part of Brighton’s Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights Season, we have matched it with a very special companion piece in Michael Powell’s ‘Peeping Tom’ ‘screening Weds. Nov. 1th. Details HERE.