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Still to Come this Season

Bed and Sofa

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

Abram Room | USSR | 1927 | 86 minutes

A Moscow wife's frustrations with her husband come to a head when he invites an old friend to share their cramped basement apartment. This domestic comedy-drama is well ahead of its time in its treatment of sex and gender.

Sunday 6th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Detour

From the "Dark Corners" season

Edgar G. Ulmer | USA | 1945 | 69 minutes

Chance events trap a hitch-hiker in a tightening net of film noir trouble. "Stripped of the glamorousness that gives other film noir pictures their appeal, 'Detour' presents us with the genre, in its rawest form." (PopOptiq)

Sunday 6th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Pale Flower

From the "Masahiro Shinoda" season

Masahiro Shinoda | Japan | 1964 | 96 minutes

In this cool, seductive jewel of the Japanese New Wave, a yakuza, fresh out of prison, becomes entangled with a beautiful and enigmatic gambling addict, leading him further down the criminal path.

Friday 11th October at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Docks of New York

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

Josef von Sternberg | USA | 1928 | 75 minutes

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Sunday 13th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Dark Corner

From the "Dark Corners" season

Henry Hathaway | USA | 1946 | 99 minutes

Cunningly plotted and ominously atmospheric, this polished gem of a film noir sees a down-at-heel private eye find himself accused of a murder he didn't commit.

Sunday 13th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Double Suicide

From the "Masahiro Shinoda" season

Masahiro Shinoda | Japan | 1969 | 104 minutes

In this striking adaptation of a Bunraku puppet play, a paper merchant sacrifices family, fortune, and ultimately life for his erotic obsession with a prostitute.

Friday 18th October at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Piccadilly

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

E.A.Dupont | UK | 1929 | 108 minutes

A young Chinese woman (Anna May Wong), working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

Sunday 20th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Criss Cross

From the "Dark Corners" season

Robert Siodmak | USA | 1948 | 88 minutes

An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea

Sunday 20th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Old Dark House

From the "The Old Dark House | Gothic Horror" season

James Whale | USA | 1932 | 72 minutes

Seeking shelter from a storm, five travelers are in for a bizarre and terrifying night when they stumble upon the Femm family estate. Cast: Boris Karloff, Charles Laughton, Eva Moore, Gloria Stuart, Melvyn Douglas, Raymond Massey

Friday 25th October at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Under the Roofs of Paris

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

Rene Clair | France | 1930 | 92 minutes

In this irrepressibly romantic portrait of the crowded tenements of Paris, a street singer and a gangster vie for the love of a beautiful young woman.

Sunday 27th October at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Fanfan la Tulipe

From the "Classic Swashbuckling Adventure" season

Christian-Jaque | France | 1952 | 99 minutes

A devil-may-care romantic action-comedy. Fanfan (Gerard Philipe) joins King Louis XV's army to avoid marriage, getting himself into close scrapes and tight squeezes on his way to fighting in the Seven Years' War.

Sunday 27th October at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Haunting

From the "The Old Dark House | Gothic Horror" season

Robert Wise | UK | 1963 | 112 minutes

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon appears to be losing her mind. Cast: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Fay Compton.

Friday 1st November at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Threepenny Opera

From the "90th Season Celebration" season

G.W. Pabst | Germany | 1931 | 110 minutes

Follows underworld antihero Mackie Messer (a.k.a. Mack the Knife) as he tries to woo Polly Peachum and elude the authorities. The classic on-screen adaptation of the Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Weimar-era theatrical sensation.

Sunday 3rd November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Horseman on the Roof

From the "Classic Swashbuckling Adventure" season

Jean-Paul Rappeneau | France | 1995 | 129 minutes

In 1832, as cholera ravages Provence, a young officer (Olivier Martinez) gallantly tries to help a young woman (Juliette Binoche) find her husband. "Pure cinema, made of action, beauty, landscape and passion, all played with gusto, and affection." (Roger Ebert)

Sunday 3rd November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Legend of Hell House

From the "The Old Dark House | Gothic Horror" season

John Hough | UK | 1973 | 95 minutes

A physicist, a psychic and the only survivor of a previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove or disprove survival after death. But can they survive to solve the mystery?

Friday 8th November at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Black Peter

From the "Czech New Wave" season

Milos Forman | Czechoslovakia | 1964 | 90 minutes

Follows the uneventful life of teenage Peter, who dislikes his job as a trainee store detective. He also has problems with his conservative father and carefree Pavla, on whom he has a crush. "Simply an irresistibly wry and witty look at life's little pitfalls."(Time Out)

Sunday 10th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Lights of Variety

From the "Alberto Lattuada" season

Alberto Lattuada, Federico Fellini | Italy | 1950 | 97 minutes

A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of lovably inept vaudeville performers and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises.

Sunday 10th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Perversion Story

From the "Keith's 'Giallo' Favourites" season

Lucio Fulci | Italy | 1969 | 108 minutes

An unscrupulous doctor is accused of murdering his wife as part of an insurance scam, despite her apparent reemergence as a high-class stripper. "Quite a dark and seductive thriller...awfully stylish too." (Blu-ray.com)

Friday 15th November at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Intimate Lighting

From the "Czech New Wave" season

Ivan Passer | Czechoslovakia | 1965 | 74 minutes

About the quixotic dreams of two musician friends who meet again after many years. "This delicate comedy proves perhaps the gentlest example of all Czech New Wave cinema and one of its genuine masterpieces." (Eye For Film)

Sunday 17th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Overcoat

From the "Alberto Lattuada" season

Alberto Lattuada | Italy | 1952 | 107 minutes

A poor city clerk is given the chance to buy a new overcoat, because he overhears some information at work which his boss wants to remain confidential. Adapted from a short story by Nikolai Gogol.

Sunday 17th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

From the "Keith's 'Giallo' Favourites" season

Dario Argento | Italy | 1970 | 98 minutes

A writer and his girlfriend are stalked by a serial killer terrorizing Rome after the former witnesses a murder attempt on a woman's life. "A stylish 1970s slasher...A heady mix of art and artifice, sexuality and psychology, murder and madness." (Mark Kermode)

Friday 22nd November at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Private Life of Henry VIII

From the "Alexander Korda" season

Alexander Korda | UK | 1933 | 96 minutes

Charles Laughton is King Henry VIII, the ultimate anti-husband. Alexander Korda's first major international success is a raucous, entertaining, even poignant peek into the boudoirs of the infamous king and his six wives.

Sunday 24th November at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Mafioso

From the "Alberto Lattuada" season

Alberto Lattuada | Italy | 1962 | 102 minutes

A dark comedy. When a good-natured factory supervisor returns to his native Sicily for a holiday with his family, a decades' old Mafia oath forces him to fulfill a nightmarish obligation.

Sunday 24th November at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

From the "Keith's 'Giallo' Favourites" season

Lucio Fulci | Italy | 1971 | 104 minutes

The potentially unhinged daughter of a British politician is accused of killing her hedonistic neighbour after she witnesses the murder in a dream. "Lucio Fulci's most stylish film...a true classic of the 'giallo' genre." (Blu-ray.com)

Friday 29th November at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Private Life of Don Juan

From the "Alexander Korda" season

Alexander Korda | UK | 1934 | 87 minutes

Korda's deliciously satiric deflation of the Don Juan myth, staring Douglas Fairbanks Sr. After having faked his own death and escaped Seville, the aging lothario returns, only to find that he has been promptly forgotten.

Sunday 1st December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Here Comes Mr. Jordan

From the "Heavens Above | Comedy" season

Alexander Hall | USA | 1941 | 94 minutes

Boxer Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery) dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy. "Witty and brilliantly acted, a true Hollywood classic." (Blu-ray.com)

Sunday 1st December at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Invention for Destruction

From the "Surreal Fantasy | Czech Masters of Animation" season

Karel Zeman | Czechoslovakia | 1958 | 82 minutes

A scientist and his aide are abducted by pirates who want to use his newest invention for world domination. A heartfelt homage to Jules Verne's wonderful tales of science and adventure. A wildly inventive combination of live action, animation and design.

Friday 6th December at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Rembrandt

From the "Alexander Korda" season

Alexander Korda | UK | 1936 | 85 minutes

Beginning when Rembrandt's (Charles Laughton) reputation was at its height, the film tracks his quiet descent into loneliness and isolated self-expression, following the death of his wife and excommunication of his lover (Elsa Lanchester).

Sunday 8th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Heaven Can Wait

From the "Heavens Above | Comedy" season

Ernst Lubitsch | USA | 1943 | 112 minutes

A spoiled playboy dies and arrives at the entrance to Hell. The devil, however, isn't so sure Henry meets Hell's standards. Convinced he is where he belongs, Henry recounts his life's deeds, both good and bad, with the hope that "His Excellency" will arrive at the proper judgment.

Sunday 8th December at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Alice

From the "Surreal Fantasy | Czech Masters of Animation" season

Jan Svankmajer | Czech Republic | 1988 | 86 minutes

A surreal adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'. While Alice, the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat are still present, the familiar magical world and bizarre characters have undergone an unsettling transformation.

Friday 13th December at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Murder of Father Christmas

From the "Special Screening | Christmas & AGM" season

Christian-Jaque | France | 1941 | 104 minutes

As an Alpine village prepares to celebrate Christmas, the centerpiece for the occasion is stolen and the man who has played the village pere Noel for many years appears to have been murdered. (Note: The film will be followed by the EFG AGM & Christmas Party.)

Sunday 15th December at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Night at the Crossroads

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Jean Renoir | France | 1932 | 75 minutes

During their last caper, a gang of thieves accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on, as Inspector Maigret (Pierre Renoir) investigates.

Sunday 12th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Angi Vera

From the "Hungary Under Stalinism" season

Pal Gabor | Hungary | 1979 | 96 minutes

Director Pal Gabor's heartfelt tale of the rebellious young Angi Vera who tries to survive and prosper in Stalinist era Hungary of 1948.

Sunday 12th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Spotlight on a Murderer

From the "Georges Franju" season

17 | January | 2020 | 8 minutes

To annoy his heirs, an elderly count hides himself just before he dies. The heirs search a manor for the count's body and are killed off one by one. A fantastic, surreal romp through Agatha Christie territory.

Friday 17th January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


A Man's Neck

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Julien Duvivier | France | 1933 | 98 minutes

Willy is broke and his mistress always wants money. A stranger in a pub agrees to murder his wealthy aunt, but as her heir, Willy becomes the perfect suspect. But Inspector Maigret (Harry Baur) feels something is wrong.

Sunday 19th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Oh, Bloody Life!

From the "Hungary Under Stalinism" season

Peter Bacso | Hungary | 1984 | 108 minutes

Budapest, 1951. Lucy is a singer and actress of Jewish aristocratic background who is considered to be a "class enemy" by the repressive Stalinist regime. This government bias threatens to destroy her career before it begins.

Sunday 19th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Judex

From the "Georges Franju" season

Georges Franju | France | 1963 | 97 minutes

'Judex' kicks off with the mysterious kidnapping of a corrupt banker by a shadowy crime fighter and spins out into a thrillingly complex web of deceptions. This effortlessly cool crime caper is a marvel of dexterous plotting and visual invention.

Friday 24th January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Panique

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Julien Duvivier | France | 1946 | 98 minutes

Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) is a quiet, eccentric yet gentle man who is identified as chief suspect by a frightened community after a woman is murdered.

Sunday 26th January at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Midas Touch

From the "Hungary Under Stalinism" season

Geza Beremenyi | Hungary | 1988 | 104 minutes

Monori, a black-market trader, uses his wiles to establish himself as the King of the Market in Budapest, accumulating an illegal hoard of gold with which he believes he can buy anything and everything.

Sunday 26th January at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Illustrious Corpses

From the "European Political Conspiracy" season

Francesco Rosi | Italy | 1976 | 127 minutes

Inspector Rogas (Lino Ventura) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complex plot that involves the Italian Communist Party.

Friday 31st January at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Watchmaker of St. Paul

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Bertrand Tavernier | France | 1973 | 105 minutes

A watchmaker's (Philippe Noiret) world is shattered when the police inform him that his son is on the run, with his girlfriend in tow, after killing someone.

Sunday 2nd February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Harakiri

From the "Masaki Kobayashi" season

Masaki Kobayashi | Japan | 1962 | 135 minutes

An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. Special Jury Award, Cannes Film Festival 1963

Sunday 2nd February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


I Am Afraid

From the "European Political Conspiracy" season

Damiano Damiani | Italy | 1977 | 120 minutes

After a policeman (Gian Maria Volonte) survives an assassination attempt, he is assigned as a bodyguard to a judge. His fears increase when he learns that the upper echelons of police and government are linked to an outbreak of political violence.

Friday 7th February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Hatter's Ghost

From the "Criminal Adaptations" season

Claude Chabrol | France | 1982 | 120 minutes

Labbe, a hatter in a French provincial town, leads the life of a respectable citizen but is in fact a serial murderer. The only person to suspect this is his neighbour Kachoudas, an Armenian tailor.

Sunday 9th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Samurai Rebellion

From the "Masaki Kobayashi" season

Masaki Kobayashi | Japan | 1967 | 121 minutes

A feudal lord orders his troublesome mistress out of his house and into marriage with the son of a contented subject (Toshiro Mifune). When the lord changes his mind and orders the woman back, father and son (now married) must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back.

Sunday 9th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


I... For Icarus

From the "European Political Conspiracy" season

Henri Verneuill | France | 1979 | 129 minutes

After a French president is assassinated, a determined, tough prosecutor (Yves Montand) investigates the emerging conspiracy behind it. Music by Ennio Morricone.

Friday 14th February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Otley

From the "British Comic Thrillers" season

Dick Clement | UK | 1968 | 91 minutes

Gerald Arthur Otley (Tom Courtenay) is a charming scrounger who stumbles unwittingly into espionage, murder and double crossing as he is mistaken for a spy and becomes romantically embroiled with a sexy foreign agent.

Sunday 16th February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Salon Mexico

From the "Cine de Rumberas | Music, Melodrama, Noir" season

Emilio Fernandez | Mexico | 1949 | 95 minutes

Mercedes works at the Salon Mexico cabaret in order to put her younger sister through an exclusive boarding school. But external forces threaten to thwart Mercedes' selfless sacrifice and destroy her dreams for her sister's future.

Sunday 16th February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Visitors

From the "Alt. Sci-fi" season

Jean-Marie Poire | France | 1993 | 107 minutes

Godefroy de Papincourt, Count of Montmirail (Jean Reno), is a 12th-century Gallic knight who finds himself transported to 1993, along with his dim servant, Jacquouille la Fripouille (Christian Clavier), when a wizard's spell goes awry.

Friday 21st February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Gumshoe

From the "British Comic Thrillers" season

Stephen Frears | UK | 1971 | 86 minutes

Nightclub comedian Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) fulfills his love for writer Dashiell Hammett's detective stories by putting an ad in the paper as a private eye.

Sunday 23rd February at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Victims of Sin

From the "Cine de Rumberas | Music, Melodrama, Noir" season

Emilio Fernandez | Mexico | 1951 | 90 minutes

A young prostitute, Violeta, pulls a baby out of a garbage can, after a brutal pimp forces the mother to put it there. Thus begins a monumental struggle between Violeta and the pimp.

Sunday 23rd February at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Timecrimes

From the "Alt. Sci-fi" season

Nacho Vigalondo | Spain | 2007 | 92 minutes

Hector is peering beyond his property in a Spanish suburb and sees a woman in the woods. By the time Hector has trudged through the trees toward her, she is dead. Her presumed killer now decides to chase Hector.

Friday 28th February at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Ox-Bow Incident

From the "Psychological Westerns" season

William A. Wellman | USA | 1943 | 76 minutes

When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men. Cast includes: Henry Fonda, Henry Morgan, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes

Sunday 1st March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Black Snow

From the "China | Filmmaking in the 1990s" season

Xie Fei | China | 1990 | 99 minutes

A former prisoner (Jiang Wen) arrives back in his native Beijing to find that he has no family or prospects or friends, just his underworld contacts trying to drag him back into a life of crime. Award: Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival

Sunday 1st March at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Turkish Delight

From the "Paul Verhoeven" season

Paul Verhoeven | Netherlands | 1973 | 108min minutes

A young woman (Monique van de Ven) offers a ride to a hitchhiking sculptor (Rutger Hauer) and embarks upon a difficult romance with him. "It's a stunning film, shocking even more for its raw, messy emotionality than for the copious sex and nudity." (Only the Cinema)

Friday 6th March at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Pursued

From the "Psychological Westerns" season

Raoul Walsh | USA | 1947 | 102 minutes

Haunted by hazy memories of his family's murder, a New Mexico rancher (Robert Mitchum) struggles to confront his traumatic past and unearth the unidentified killers.

Sunday 8th March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Story of Qiu Ju

From the "China | Filmmaking in the 1990s" season

Zhang Yimou | China | 1992 | 100 minutes

A pregnant peasant woman seeks redress from Chinese bureaucracy after the village chief beats her husband, jeopardising her families future. Qui Ju is forced to travel far from her countryside home in her search for justice.

Sunday 8th March at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Soldier of Orange

From the "Paul Verhoeven" season

Paul Verhoeven | Netherlands | 1977 | 149 minutes

The film traces the lives of a group of rowdy friends from their time at a Dutch university to their entanglement in World War II, as their home country is dragged into the conflict by Hitler's invasion. Cast includes Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbe.

Friday 13th March at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Gunfighter

From the "Psychological Westerns" season

Henry King | USA | 1950 | 85 minutes

Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo (Gregory Peck) rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner.

Sunday 15th March at 4:30 PM  | Unreserved seating |


Not One Less

From the "China | Filmmaking in the 1990s" season

Zhang Yimou | China | 1999 | 102 minutes

13-year-old Wei Minzhi is chosen to take over her impoverished village's school when its teacher must go on leave. Minzhi is promised extra money if she ensures that all the students are still there when he gets back, but one goes missing. Awards: Golden Lion, Venice Film Festival

Sunday 15th March at 7:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |


The Fourth Man

From the "Paul Verhoeven" season

Paul Verhoeven | Netherlands | 1983 | 102 minutes

A man (Jeroen Krabbe) who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman (Renee Soutendijk) who may lead him to his doom.

Friday 20th March at 8:00 PM  | Unreserved seating |