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WHO CAN YOU TRUST? 25 SAT 9 DEC SUN 17 DEC FRI 29 DEC 19:00 NFT1 14:00 NFT3 19:40 NFT3 WED 6 DEC SAT 9 DEC 18:20 NFT2 16:15 NFT1 + HEAT USA 1995. Dir Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer. 171min. Digital 4K. 15 Michael Mann’s LA crime thriller pits a tough cop (Pacino) against a criminal mastermind (De Niro) who has one last heist up his sleeve before retirement. Their commitment to their chosen paths in life has resulted in one of them trying to avoid romance at all costs, while the other endures a loveless third marriage. The irresistible combination of the film’s taut structure and a near-perfect acting masterclass from De Niro and Pacino makes Heat the perfect thriller. JJ MICHAEL MANN DOUBLE: MANHUNTER USA 1986. Dir Michael Mann. With William Peterson, Joan Allen, Kim Greist. 120min. Format tbc. 18. Unconfirmed Criminal profiler Will Graham (Petersen) comes out of retirement to assist in the capture of a vicious murderer dubbed ‘The Tooth Fairy.’ He reluctantly enlists the help of the infamous Dr Hannibal Lecktor (Cox), a killer he put away in the first place. Mann’s stylish take on Thomas Harris’ crime novel marked the resurgence of ‘charming’ serial killers in cinema. ABo #BFIThriller @BFI PHILOSOPHICAL SCREENS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF EVIL IN ‘MANHUNTER’ TRT 70min The latest event in our popular discussion series exploring cinema through a philosophical lens, will consider the ‘exceptionality’ of the cinematic killers that stalk thrillers such as Manhunter. Like Dr Lecktor, these killers are often not only exceptionally cruel, but endowed with superhuman strength and intelligence. Considering Nietzsche’s superman concept, WED 6 DEC 20:30 BFI REUBEN LIBRARY as well as ideas around animality and the gaze, film philosophers Lucy Bolton, John Ó Maoilearca and Catherine Wheatley will reflect on questions of evil, individual pathology and social prejudice in the thriller genre. Free to ticket holders of Manhunter on Wed 6 Dec (must be booked via the box office due to limited capacity), otherwise £6.50 TALK


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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