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DIRECTOR STEPHEN FREARS FINDING THE LIGHT IN THE DARK

GUMSHOE A nightclub bingo caller, eager for a career change, advertises himself as a private eye in the newspaper. He dons a trench coat, and begins engaging others in rapid-fire dialogue as if he were Humphrey Bogart, or some Dashiell Hammett creation. Soon after, he receives a phone call – and a package containing a gun, a photograph, and a large sum of money. Albert Finney, Billie Whitelaw. Frears’ first feature film (1971). 7th PRICK UP YOUR EARS Biopic about notorious British playwright, Joe Orton. At drama school he starts an affair with older, introverted Kenneth Halliwell; as Orton becomes more confident with his sexuality and successful with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately ending in a tragedy that shocked the London theatre world. Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes (1987). 14th HERO A down-on-his-luck crook makes a rare selfless gesture when he rescues passengers from a crashed plane and then vanishes into the night. Hoping to find the hero who pulled her from the wreck, a TV reporter offers a big reward, but when a good-looking grifter takes credit, the accidental hero is overlooked amidst the media circus and adoring fans. Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis, Andy Garcia (1992). 21st CHÉRI Set amongst the opulent decadence of France’s Belle Époque, a retired courtesan asks her former colleague to instruct her son in the ways of love. The result is a passionate affair that lasts six years, until they are forced apart by fate and circumstance... Based on the novel by Colette. Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates. Nominated for the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival (2009). 28th 8:30PM, FRIDAYS IN JANUARY  CLICK TO SEE MORE

“THE PEOPLE I MEET ARE

BY AND LARGE INTELLIGENT GRIFTERS, PEOPLE FOR WHOM I NATURALLY HAVE AN AFFECTION, SMALL CON-ARTISTS, PEOPLE LIKE ME.” – Stephen Frears on working in Hollywood.

Gumshoe 7th

Prick Up Your Ears 14th

Hero 21st

Chéri 28th

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