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WHO CAN YOU TRUST? BFI COMPENDIUM GUIDE CONTRIBUTORS ABa – Aga Baranowska ABo – Anna Bogutskaya BD –Bryony Dixon DS – David Somerset HO – Heather Osborn JB – James Bell JBo – Jo Botting JJ – Justin Johnson RM – Ruby McGuigan WF – William Fowler 27 THE FOUR JUST MEN + intro by Bryony Dixon, BFI National Archive UK 1921. Dir George Ridgwell. With Teddy Arundell, Cecil Humphreys, Owen Roughwood, George Bellamy. c73min. 35mm. With live piano accompaniment The Four Just Men is a gripping adaptation of Edgar Wallace’s first major screenwriting success, featuring international political terrorists, ingenious murders and a ticking clock...Wallace’s works spawned some 200 films and TV programmes. A Londoner of humble origins, he overcame a modest education to become a journalist and then an astonishingly prolific writer of ingenious thrillers, plays and film scripts – most famously King Kong (1933). BD SUN 3 DEC 16:00 NFT1 #BFIThriller @BFI SILENT CINEMA The best international restorations EXPERIMENTA Artist film and alternative moving image culture The Foreigner THE THRILLER: NEW YORK, NO WAVE STYLE THE FOREIGNER USA 1978. Dir Amos Poe. With Eric Mitchell, Anya Phillips, Patti Astor. 91min. Digital From the grimy, messed-up, strung-out, apocalyptic streets of New York at the end of the 1970s, we bring you two noir-ish, distinctly low-budget cinematic artefacts populated by punks and No Wave stars. European secret agent Max Menace arrives in the Big Apple and waits for his assignment, but nothing seems to turn out right (though he does get to meet Blondie’s Debbie Harry and The Cramps). WED 13 DEC 20:30 NFT3 INTRO + RAW NERVES: A LACANIAN THRILLER USA 1980. Dir Manuel DeLanda. With Lydia Lunch. 30min. Digital The explosive, audacious, selfreflexive, bright, delirious, lurid optical colour effects and wipes threaten to truly overwhelm as a private dick and his narrator struggle to extricate themselves from a very strange and threatening situation. WF Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Film Preservation Foundation See p18 for Jonas Mekas in conversation The BFI Who Can You Trust? Compendium dives into the suspenseful world of the onscreen thriller, and is the essential companion to our season. With new essays from Jake Arnott, Lee Child, Sarah Weinman, Iain Sinclair and many others. Available now from the BFI Shop and online at £18.99


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
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