Sep 14, 2005

The Secret Cinema (1966)

This short is the first work of oddball filmmaker Paul Bartel (EATING RAOUL, et al). Decades before ED TV, or THE TRUMAN SHOW, a woman's everyday life is secretly being filmed and screened in a theatre. Then she happens to walk into a cinema one night and... While it is no masterpiece, THE SECRET CINEMA is an underground gem, with quite a few intriguing ideas, and a surprising (however proper) amount of cruelty. In today's reality TV world, where marauding video cameras invade everyone's privacy, this little lark seems even more relevant.

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