With North by Northwest’s crop-duster sequence one of the most recognisable in cinema, it’s fitting to look at a classic 1970s conspiracy thriller featuring an ordinary man running for his life. Directed by Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford is the CIA researcher who goes on the run after finding his colleagues assassinated, kidnapping Faye Dunaway along the way. With tension and suspense equal to anything Hitch could muster up, both films offer us themes of guilt, innocence and a sense of mounting paranoia in a society where no one knows whom they can trust.
Lecturer and activist Harry Browne will present the film and talk about the political atmosphere in which both films were made.
This event is taking place as part of the IFI Evening Course, Shadow of a Genius (February 5th – March 12th). Full course price: €60 (€55 concessions), including tea/coffee. Please book your place by calling Sharon Corrigan on 01 679 5744 or emailing email@example.com (Individual tickets for films on this Course are not available.)