Screening on Film
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.
With David Hemmings, Sarah Miles, Vanessa Redgrave.
UK, 1966, 35mm, color, 110 min.

In Antonioni's first English-language film, a fashion photographer-social documentarian worries about the correlation between art and life and gets caught up in a murder plot with an intriguing stranger, forcing him to question life's most basic moral propositions and ask whether two human beings can ever truly communicate. A dazzling riddle of perception versus reality, laced with a sexual frankness never before seen in commercial cinema, Blow-Up continues to capture audiences with its depiction of the swinging London scene of the mid-1960s.

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Soundtrack by Herbie Hancock