Hull Noir & Hull Independent Cinema presents: POINT BLANK
Dir John Boorman | 1967 | USA | Cert 18 | 92 mins | English language
Starring Lee Marvin and Angie Dickinson
Includes pre-film introduction from guest speaker Nick Triplow, Ted Lewis’s biographer and author of GETTING CARTER: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir.
One man’s quest for revenge: an action classic from the director of Deliverance. They double-crossed Walker, took his $93,000 cut of the heist and left him for dead. But they didn’t finish the job. Big mistake. He – someday, somehow – is going to finish them.
Lee Marvin is in full antihero mode as remorseless Walker, talking the talk and walking the walk in John Boorman’s edgy neo-noir classic filed with imaginative New Wave style, blunt dialogue and Walker’s relentless quest that, one by one, smashes into the corporate pecking order of crime group called ‘The Organization’.
Angie Dickinson plays the accomplice who uses her seductive wiles to ensnare one of Walker’s prey. “I want my 93 grand”, Walker growls at him. Throughout, the payoff to that demand is action that “hits like a fat slug from the .38 Lee Marvin uses as an extension of his fist” (Newsweek)
“A movie to saviour again and again on the biggest screen you can get to.” – David Jenkins, Little White Lies
Tickets are unreserved seating – seat choice is first come, first served, upon doors opening.
Doors to the screening room will open around 10-15 minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Introductions, trailer reel. Main feature, POINT BLANK
Hull Noir Ted Lewis Film Season
In partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir presents a short season of exceptional crime films which relate to iconic crime fiction writer Ted Lewis. The gangster classic GET CARTER (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential POINT BLANK (1967), based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, DEAD MAN’S SHOES (2004).
Discover the full Hull Noir programme.
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POINT BLANK is presented in partnership with Hull Independent Cinema, Hull Noir and Hull UK City of Culture 2017.