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ALAN PAKULA’S PARANOIA TRILOGY The cornerstone of the 1970s conspiracy film WHO CAN YOU TRUST? 28 book online at bfi.org.uk/thriller THU 26 OCT MON 13 NOV 18:05 NFT1 20:20 NFT3 SAT 21 OCT WED 22 NOV 17:50 NFT1 18:15 NFT1 TUE 14 NOV SUN 19 NOV 20:55 NFT1 17:50 NFT1 THE PARALLAX VIEW USA 1974. Dir Alan Pakula. With Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels. 102min. 35mm. 15 Just as John Klute found himself all-consumed by the mystery he investigates, here too we find a protagonist embroiled in a deadly search for the truth. This time, Pakula riffs on the action genre with Warren Beatty as dogged devil-may-care reporter Joe Frady, who falls into a menacing conspiracy of corporate murder and politics in the aftermath of the public assassination of a US senator. SB Alan Pakula’s 1970s trilogy of thrillers present us with characters seeking the truth amidst an atmosphere of anxiety, suspense and intrigue and are united by the shadowy images of master cinematographer Gordon Willis. KLUTE USA 1971. Dir Alan Pakula. With Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Roy Scheider. 114min. 35mm. 18 The first entry in Pakula’s ‘paranoia trilogy’ is, on the surface, a murder mystery. But the nuanced screenplay and the extraordinary quality of the acting elevate it beyond its genre trappings. The heart of the film lies in the relationship between the two lead characters; Sutherland gives a fine performance as the eponymous detective, while Fonda is electric as call girl Bree Daniels – a rare example of a complex female character who drives the narrative to its sinister conclusion. SB ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN USA 1976. Dir Alan Pakula. With Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Hal Holbrook, Jack Warden. 138min. Digital. 15 Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman play real-life reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in the astonishing story of their relentless pursuit of the truth, which led to exposing the Watergate scandal. Alan Pakula works with frequent collaborator Gordon Willis to brilliant multi-Oscar-winning effect, blending a taut screenplay with a distinctive, shadowy visual style that perfectly conjures the feeling of danger lurking out of sight. SB PAKULA TRILOGY OFFER BUY A TICKET FOR ALL THREE OF THE PAKULA FILMS FOR £24, CONCS £18 (MEMBERS PAY £3 LESS)


BFI Southbank Guide Oct-Nov 2017
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