Irish Film Institute -NATURAL BORN KILLERS



119 minutes, U.S.A., 1994, Colour, 35mm

We are happy to welcome Kevin Rockett (author of Irish Film Censorship: A Cultural Journey from Silent Cinema to Internet Pornography) who will introduce this film.

Oliver Stone’s visceral and controversial Natural Born Killers was initially banned from theatrical screening in 1995 and the IFI was, at the last minute, refused permission to show the film in an advertised extended run under its club rules. NBK has been shown here only once before, in 1998 as part of a Quentin Tarantino season.

It’s a film of power and intelligence that continues to resonate in a culture of reality TV fame. The IFI would like to express its gratitude to Warner Brothers in Dublin and the Irish Film Classification Office for their assistance in securing this rare screening. (Notes by Kevin Coyne.)

This film is screening as part of 20/20: Landmark Films at the IFI which is part of IFI20: Celebrating 20 Years in Temple Bar.

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