NOIR CITY 14: PEEPING TOM / BLOW-UP
Sunday, January 31: PHOTOGRAPHERS
The price of admission gets you into the double bill.
(1960, Michael Powell Productions. 101 min.)
Scr. Leo Marks
Dir. Michael Powell
Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, his first solo production, almost destroyed his career and reputation as one of the world's most revered filmmakers. Upon its release, the British press savaged the film, offended by its unseemly theme and sexually graphic content. The tale revolves around a psychologically traumatized boy (Carl Boehm) who grows up to be a cameraman with a horrifying fetish: filming the fear of his female victims before he kills them.
(1966, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [;;Warner Bros.];;. 111 min.)
Scr. Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, from a story by Julio Cortazar
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Perhaps the most iconic "art film" of the 1960s, Blow-Up uses the plot thread of a murder-mystery to present questions about art itself, and the artist's willingness, even eagerness, to distort reality and perception. Director Antonioni presents a day in the life of a successful but ennui-ridden London fashion photographer (David Hemmings) who, after surreptitiously taking candid shots of lovers in the park, realizes he may have captured evidence of a murder.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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