What's on at Picturehouse At Fact - Vintage Sundays
Whilst undertaking a highly publicised tour of Europe, a cloistered and naive princess rebels against her restrictive schedule.
One night she escapes her luxurious confinement and stumbles upon an American journalist posted to Rome. Peck and Hepburn (in her breakthrough role) make for one of cinema's most charming couples in this whimsical fantasy with a bittersweet finale.
The definitive surf movie, Bruce Brown’s iconic documentary follows two young American surfers, Robert August and Mike Hynson, as they search the globe for ‘the perfect wave’. Stunningly photographed and set to a great surf-rock score by The Sandals, their unique quest takes them from California to Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii with little more than surfboards and wax as luggage.
“Brown leaves analysis of the surf-cult mystique to seagoing sociologists, but demonstrates quite spiritedly that some of the brave souls mistaken for beachniks are, in fact, converts to a difficult, dangerous and dazzling sport” (Time Magazine)
Based on Nicholas Pileggi’s book Wiseguy, Martin Scorsese’s mob-movie masterpiece marked a revival of Hollywood interest in gangsters and gangsterdom. It chronicles three decades of a life in crime, following Brooklyn youngster Henry Hill’s graduation from petty criminal to big-time thief. Widely regarded as one of the greatest films in the crime genre, this is essential viewing for any movie fan.
Inspired by the serialised matinee action films Steven Spielberg loved as a child, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK became one of the defining action/adventure films of its day and remains a hugely enjoyable movie experience.
Harrison Ford, fresh from his propulsion to super-stardom through the STAR WARS series, embodied the reluctant yet capable adventurer Indiana Jones, a serious and scholarly archaeology professor who is hired by the US government to track down the Ark of the Covenant ahead of their Nazi rivals.
The action set-pieces, tongue-in-cheek humour, impressive production values and a sheer love of cinema make RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK an irresistibly enjoyable big-screen treat.
Paul thomas Anderson reunites with several of his Boogie Nights stars in this ensemble drama comprised of six interwoven stories dealing with parents, children, love and lonliness. An epic mosaic of several interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Insurance man Walter Neff schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful wife of one of his clients: kill her husband and make off with the insurance money. But Walter's colleague - a shrewd insurance investigator - has a feeling that not all is as it seems with the widow's claim. A classic Film Noir thriller and a template for the genre.
Dixon Steele, a moody, volatile Hollywood screenwriter who's had his heyday, is accused of murdering a coat check girl from a showbiz restaurant. Laurel, an actress who lives in Dixon's apartment complex, provides an alibi for her neighbour when questioned by the police, and the pair start a relationship. But the chief of police is unconvinced of Dixon’s innocence and, after learning of his violent past, Laurel begins to question if she is putting herself in danger by staying with him.
Top-notch film noir, adapted from Hemingway's short story of robbery and betrayal. Two hit men walk into a diner asking for a man called "the Swede" (Burt Lancaster). When the killers find the Swede, he's expecting them and doesn't put up a fight. Since the Swede had a life insurance policy, an investigator (Edmond O'Brien), on a hunch, decides to look into the murder. As the Swede's past is laid bare, it comes to light that he was in love with a beautiful woman (Ava Gardner) who may have lured him into pulling off a bank robbery overseen by another man (Albert Dekker).