A screening of the original 35mm print of Jules Dassin’s 1950 film noir classic, Night and the City, about a hoodlum on the make in post-war London, starring Richard Widmark as a wannabe wrestling promoter who runs foul of underworld kingpin Herbert Lom.
Andrew Pulver, Guardian critic and author of the BFI’s guide to the film, will be in conversation with poet Sean O’Brien, whose chapbook, Hammersmith, has been inspired by the film’s iconic imagery. The event is co-hosted by Hercules Editions, publishers of Hammersmith.
This event also marks the London premiere of Kate Sweeney’s short film Hammersmith, an elegiac animation drawn from both O’Brien’s poem and Dassin’s film.
Doors open at 18.30, for a 19.00 start.
Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.