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STEPHEN KING Stephen King’s ‘The Night Flier’ USA 1997. Dir Mark Pavia. With Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss. 94min. Digital. 18 Quite possibly the best Stephen King adaptation you’ve never seen, this little-known gem bypassed many horror fans when it debuted direct to DVD in the late 1990s. But far more than a run-of-the-mill genre cheapie, this curious yarn about a frequentflying victims in deserted airports is a smart and insidious treat ripe for revaluation. @BFI 23 The Shawshank Redemption USA 1994. Dir Frank Darabont. With Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler. 142min. Digital. 15 Convicted of the double murder of his wife and her lover, Andy Dufresne is sentenced to life at Shawshank State Penitentiary. Frank Darabont’s masterful prison drama was something of a box-office failure, SUN 17 SEP THU 21 SEP SUN 1 OCT 15:10 NFT1 18:05 NFT1 17:20 STUDIO but the film grew steadily in popularity over the years and now serves as a staple on most ‘greatest film’ lists – a fitting testament to the enduring impact of King’s non-horror output. Dolores Claiborne USA 1995. Dir Taylor Hackford. With Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judy Parfitt, Christopher Plummer. 131min. 35mm. 18 Often overlooked in the vast pantheons of King adaptations, Taylor Hackford’s richly rendered psychological melodrama is a fascinating and rewarding piece of work with compelling feminist credentials. It’s the story of a housekeeper accused of murdering her employer, and the strained relationship she shares with her grown-up daughter; a labyrinthine mystery featuring what Kathy Bates claims to be the best of all her performances. SUN 24 SEP SAT 30 SEP 19:40 NFT3 18:00 NFT3 vampire who prowls for FRI 22 SEP SUN 1 OCT 20:30 NFT3 20:10 NFT3


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