Director: James Foley

100 mins, USA, 1992, 35mm

This film screened 26th September 2016.

Our monthly programme strand in which a key film is presented in the context of a notional film canon.

Adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play (a riff on Miller’s Death of a Salesman), James Foley’s film depicts two days in the life of four real estate salesmen driven to extremes when a terrifying motivational speaker from head office announces that all but the top two salesmen will be fired in a week. With a brilliant cast (Al Pacino, Ed Harris, Jack Lemmon, Kevin Spacey) clearly relishing Mamet’s chewy dialogue and verbal jousting matches, Glengarry Glen Ross remains a sobering account of the desperation of those at the bottom of the food chain. (Notes by David O Mahony)

This month’s Bigger Picture will be presented by IFI’s Deputy Director and Director of Finance Annmarie Gray.

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