The Shout

Jerzy Skolimowski's visit has been cancelled
Screening on Film
Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski.
With Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt.
UK, 1978, 35mm, color, 86 min.

One of Skolimowski’s most arresting, enigmatic and brilliant films, The Shout features a mesmerizing Alan Bates as a mysterious, otherwordly stranger who arrives in a small English town to unsettle the lives and inexplicably tense marriage of a young couple. Working with famed art-cinema producer Jeremy Thomas, Skolimowski transformed Robert Graves’ story into a dark fantasy about masculinity, marriage and the dream life. The Shout makes remarkable use of sound to suggest a terrifyingly fragile and unstable world embodied in the polar figures of John Hurt as a cocksure sound artist trying to capture the soundscapes hidden in the everyday and Bates as a beautiful monster whose sonorous voice conceals a terrible gift. – HG

A free screening of Torrents of Spring (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1989, 35mm, color, 101 min.) will follow at 9pm.

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