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1 September - 1 November 2015: Repertory Cinema II


The swinging 60s are over, here comes the glorious 70s: The Watergate scandal is all over the press and President Nixon resigns. The Arab oil embargo sees gasoline prices skyrocket. The largest series of tornadoes in history hits the U.S. LaGuardia airport is bombed. New York enters a fiscal crisis and nears bankruptcy. Harvey Milk is assassinated. The Iran hostage crisis begins... This programme presents a collection of films that illustrate the looming corruption, conspiracy and anxiety that marked most of New Hollywood's productions with justified paranoia and existential nihilism.
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Programmes

6 - 27 September 2015: Close-Up on Buster Keaton

6 - 27 September 2015: Close-Up on Buster Keaton

Following the restoration and re-release this September of Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Park Circus, we are delighted to present 17 films, shorts and features by American cinema pioneer Buster Keaton.
1 - 16 September 2015: Taxi Driver

1 - 16 September 2015: Taxi Driver

Suffering from insomnia, disturbed loner Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie, haunting the streets nightly, growing increasingly detached from reality as he dreams of cleaning up the filthy city.
2 - 19 September 2015: Fingers

2 - 19 September 2015: Fingers

The debut film for director-writer James Toback features Keitel as Jimmy 'Fingers' Angelli, a low-level gangster who collects debts for his bookmaker father but who dreams of being a classical concert pianist.
3 - 24 September 2015: Fat City

3 - 24 September 2015: Fat City

A faded, unglamorous boxing film with no precise rises or falls, John Huston's Fat City instead observes the repercussions of the perpetual expansion and deflation of egos battered by more than fists.
4 - 19 September 2015: Serpico

4 - 19 September 2015: Serpico

Lumet’s classic thriller is a mesmerizing character study of the eponymous Frank Serpico, modeled on a real-life New York City patrolman who made headlines in the late 1960s for risking his life to uncover systematic and festering corruption at the heart of the NYPD.