SESSION: Monday 27th March at 7:30pm



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The Wicker Man

(1973, dir. Robin Hardy, w/ Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland)

A police sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl whom the townsfolk claim never existed. Stranger still are the rites that take place there. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.83.83.83.8(IMDB rating)

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Peeping Tom

(1960, dir. Michael Powell, w/ Karlheinz Böhm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley)

Peeping Tom will start at approximately 9:24pm, and finish at approximately 11:11pm.

Mark Lewis, works as a focus puller in a British film studio. On his off hours, he supplies a local porno shop with cheesecake photos and also dabbles in filmmaking. A lonely, unfriendly, sexually repressed fellow, Mark is obsessed with the effects of fear and how they are registered on the face and behavior of the frightened. This obsession dates from the time when, as a child, he served as the subject of some cold-blooded experiments in the psychology of terror conducted by his own scientist father. As a grown man, Mark becomes a compulsive murderer who kills women and records their contorted features and dying gasps on film. His ongoing project is a documentary on fear. With 16mm camera in hand, he accompanies a prostitute to her room and stabs her with a blade concealed in his tripod, all the while photographing her contorted face in the throes of terror and death. Alone in his room, he surrounds himself with the sights and sounds of terror: taped screams, black-and-white "home movies" of convulsed faces. At his house, he meets Helen Stephens, a young woman who lives with her blind mother in a downstairs flat. She visits his flat, where he shows her black-and-white films that were taken of him when he was a child. She is horrified to see that his father used him as a guinea pig in various experiments, taking movies of his reactions of fear. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.853.853.853.85(IMDB rating)