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SURREAL REELS: BLOOD SIMPLE

Date Time
Sat 28th October 4.30pm

Hebden Bridge Picture House presents a monthly series of Saturday teatime transgressive or cult screenings celebrating twisted and macabre tales from cinema’s finest filmakers. Not to be missed!

Dir: Dir: Joel Coen | USA | 1984 | 96 mins
Cast: Frances McDormand, M. Emmett Walsh, John Getz, Dan Hedaya

Joel and Ethan Coen’s (Fargo, Inside Llewyn Davis) thrilling, hardboiled neo-noir marked their arrival as important and distinctive new cinematic voices on its release three decades ago. Newly reissued in a stunning 4K restoration, it follows sleazy Texas private eye Visser (M. Emmett Walsh), hired by Marty (Dan Hedaya) to kill his wife (Frances McDormand) and her lover (John Getz). He’s given a plan to work from – but nevertheless, matters spiral fatefully out of control. Beautifully shot, with outstanding performances, razor sharp dialogue and a haunting Carter Burwell score, it’s a landmark film, a trailblazing, near virtuosic debut which reinvented the noir for a new generation.

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.