Friday, May 28, 2010
Barring any further acts of god, I’ll be far away from here this time next weekend. The excitement is palpable. And until then, there’s a fair amount going on and the probability of houseguests so I need to get my ‘arris in gear. Figured it was the perfect time to float this old favourite that fits a Friday afternoon mood like a glove.
We would like to invite everyone to this Sunday's Monorail Film Club. Selected and introduced by Glasgow-based composer, Craig Armstrong, The Shout by Jerzy Skolimowski is a fairly wild slice of late 1970s British cinema with a robust soundtrack by Tony Banks. The Shout is a strange, disturbing, and elusive tale of a mental patient, Alan Bates, who, having once lived with a tribe of Aborigines, has learned the secret of "the shout," which has the power to kill. Told in flashback during a cricket match that takes place on the grounds of a mental asylum, the film follows Bates's relationship with experimental composer John Hurt and his wife, Susannah York. Bates moves in with the couple, and gradually his disturbing presence takes its toll.
The Monorail Film Club runs monthly at the GFT although this year we are taking a summer break and this will be the last screening until September. You can reserve tickets here: 0141 332 6535. GFT,
12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
MONORAIL FILM CLUB
THE SHOUT (15)
Sunday 30 May (7.15)
Director Jerzy Skolimowski
Cast Alan Bates, Susannah York, John Hurt UK 1978, 1h26m