THE VITO PROJECT
Strangers on a Train
SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday 27th July 2016 at 7.00pm
Café-bar opens at 6.00pm ★ Free! ★ £5 Donations encouraged
@ The CINEMA MUSEUM
2 Dugard Way, Renfrew Road, London SE11, (10 minutes walk from Elephant and Castle
and the Cinema Museum are proud to present Stranger on a Train, a 1951 American psychological crime thriller produced and directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Farley Granger and Robert Walker. The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Brian Mullin, playwright and dramaturg, and another guest (tbd).
One of Hitchcock’s most fascinating and yet accessible films, “Strangers” is also one of the most analyzed films due to its narrative complexity and visual brilliance. Raymond Chandler and Czenzi Ormonde worked with Hitchcock on the scenario, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel. Little was taken from the novel besides the title, the concept of the double murders, and the subtext of homosexual courtship, which was audacious in the book, and even more so in the film, considering the conservative climate in which it was released. Hitchcock edited separate American and British version of the film -- cutting down the intensity of the "seductiveness" in the American print.
The tale begins when two complete strangers strike up a conversation on a train: What if two people "swapped" murders, thus resolving themselves of all suspicion of the crime, and rendering their motive irrelevant? Could this truly be the perfect murder?
The movie is usually ranked among Hitchcock's best
This is a free event but we need your donations on the night to ensure
the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the
costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental
of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Donations
are VITO's only source of funding and we need to raise an average of £5 per
person just to cover our costs. So PLEASE
DIG DEEP and give us a paper donation if you are able to.
The project is endorsed by BFI Flare: London LGBT film festival, 56 Dean St, QX Magazine, Gay’s the Word, ACT UP London, Gay Mates, a Change of Scene, the Cara Trust, I-Base, UK-CAB, Positively UK, Gaydio, NAZ Project and Broad Appeal Podcast.
For more information, or to join our mailing list, contact Sylvie Beaumont, ReShape Coordinator.
All future showings in the series will be the last Wednesday of the month