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  • STRAW DOGS
  • THE WICKER MAN
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STRAW DOGS & THE WICKER MAN

Saturday, September 8

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

STRAW DOGS

1:00   4:45   9:00       

(1971, Sam Peckinpah) “Taking elements of both the Western and the British horror film, Peckinpah’s masterstroke was to shoot Straw Dogs absolutely straight, without the reassuring signposts of either type of film. Hoffman’s American mathematician settles with his wife in the village where she grew up, encountering first hostility, then violence from the remote, backward (inbred?) Cornish community. ‘Civilised’ man’s confrontation with irrational violence is handled with impeccable logic. Indeed, looking back, it’s hard to see what the charges of gratuitous violence were all about.” – Chris Petit, Time Out35mm. Approx 113 min.

THE WICKER MAN
– The 94-minute director’s cut

3:15   7:10       

(1973, Robin Hardy) “A bona fide British eccentric near-classic: devoutly virginal protestant cop Edward Woodward is lured to a Scottish island to investigate a schoolgirl disappearance, and finds himself embroiled in a pottage of erotic paganism. Expertly scripted by Anthony Shaffer, and cast to get Christopher Lee into drag and Britt Ekland to play Lindsay Kemp’s daughter. A cult favorite in the US.” – Tony Rayns, Time Out (London). DCP. Approx. 94 min.