Jul 13, 2008

New Screening! ESR co-presents a Charles Bronson double bill!

This Friday JULY 18, 2008 at 9:30 PM, The Eclectic Screening Room is teaming up once again with Trash Palace-- this time to co-present a double bill of rare Charles Bronson films from the early 1970s.

Before the great action star became a leading man in America , he had already made a string of films in Europe, perhaps the most varied period of his career. Both of the night's movies come from that period, where we see Bronson in unusual roles.

ESR is showing its rare 16mm print of the moody French thriller RIDER IN THE RAIN (1970), co-starring Marlene Jobert, who kills the man who attacks her in her home, and disposes of the body. Then along comes Bronson as a stranger who seems to know an awful lot about the incident. Is he out for blackmail? Revenge? The plot keeps twisting in this Hitchcockian film from Rene Clement, who brought us FORBIDDEN GAMES and PURPLE NOON.

Also, Trash Palace fills the double bill with a 16mm print of SOMEONE BEHIND THE DOOR-- a 1971 psychological thriller in which Charles plays an amnesiac who is brainwashed by Anthony Perkins into killing his cheating wife (played by Jill Ireland). This is an unconventional suspense film from Nicholas Gessner, who brought us the classic THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE.

This double-bill is a great opportunity to see Charles Bronson in some rare films, and you'd be hard pressed to find them on video, so come on out and see these movies the way they should be seen: in a theatre, and shared with an audience. And when you get two films for the price of one, how can you miss?

Admission is five dollars. Doors open at 8:30 PM

Advance Tickets can be purchased at:
Tequila Bookworm
512 Queen St. W.
Address for screening is printed on the ticket.
No walk-ins.

I'll also be bringing some ESR swag for those who want to check out some of our print issues.

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