BFI Flare, Cult

BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017

STRANDS @BFI 43 THU 14 DEC 18:00 NFT3 SUN 17 DEC FRI 22 DEC 20:00 NFT2 20:50 NFT2 SAT 23 DEC SAT 30 DEC 20:00 NFT2 20:10 NFT2 Professor Marston and the Wonder Women + discussion USA 2017. Dir Angela Robinson. With Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote. 108min. Digital. 15 The queerest of superhero origin tales, Professor Marston is based on the life of the man who invented Wonder Woman in the 1940s as ‘propaganda for a new type of woman,’ and the secret long-term polyamorous relationship he had with the two women who inspired him. With an excellent cast, the film seductively imagines the trio’s love story, their link to early feminism and dalliance with sadomasochism. You’ll never see the golden lasso in quite the same way again! Join us for a post-screening discussion on LGBT subtexts in superhero narratives and comics. Audio description available Silent Night, Bloody Night USA 1972. Dir Theodore Gershuny. With Patrick O’Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, John Carradine. 81min. Format tbc. 18 A series of murders plague a small town after a young man arrives to take charge of his grandfather’s estate, a former insane asylum. Not to be confused with the infamous Silent Night, Deadly Night, this atmospheric (and surprisingly artful) yuletide whodunit is a fascinating slasher precursor, featuring a host of former Warhol superstars including Mary Woronov, Ondine, Candy Darling and Jack Smith. See p18 for a special screening of Gremlins Tales from the Crypt UK-USA 1972. Dir Freddie Francis. With Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene. 93min. 35mm. 15 All five tales in this wickedly entertaining Amicus anthology deliver the gruesome goods, but the first, starring Joan Collins as a woman terrorised by an unhinged maniac sporting a Father Christmas costume, is the one that proved most influential. The original, and quite possibly the best of all the psycho Santa shockers, this is one slayride that you’ll never forget. BFI FLARE LGBT films and events CULT The mind-altering and unclassifiable TALK


BFI Southbank Guide Dec 2017
To see the actual publication please follow the link above