What's on at Picturehouse At Fact - Vintage Sundays
In 1913, as the wild frontier is tamed and the new world of the twentieth century takes hold, an aging gang of gunslingers head to Mexico for one last job: the robbery of a railroad store. But a posse of bounty hunters are lying in wait…
Brutal, callous and passionate from its opening sequence, Peckinpah’s elegiac film rewrites John Ford’s western mythology by looking at the Old West from the point of view of the marginalised outlaws rather than the law-abiding settlers.
In a dystopian future London, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try ‘aversion therapy’ to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of the gang members are still after him.
Unforgettable images, startling musical counterpoints, the fascinating language used by the young gang – Kubrick shapes them into a shattering whole in his stylish, controversial take on Anthony Burgess’s novel about violence and free will.