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White Wall Cinema in association with Screen Shot & BFI presents Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights



DIRECTOR: Brian DePalma

STARRING: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, & Dennis Franz


As part of a major BFI nationwide celebration, 'Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger,' we are excited to present this special screening of Brian DePalma's 1981 classic 'Blow Out' programmed in response to Powell's Peeping Tom.


Even in a career that encompasses such classics as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way and many more, Blow Out is a stand out piece of DePalma brilliance as well as the best film of John Travolta's career.

Centred on movie sound-effects man Jack (Travolta) who inadvertently captures the sound of a murder, we (and Jack) are then drawn into one of the most easily watchable but intricately plotted thrillers of all time as he attempts to piece together what happened against a backdrop of personal paranoia, political intrigue alongside possible eyewitness Sally (Nancy Allen).

Brimming with multi-layered references to cinema's past, as well as being stacked with DePalma's own endlessly inventive cinematic style, Blow Out is perhaps the finest example of murder seen through the prism of filmmaking, as well as just being one of the most raucously satisfying thrillers ever made. A brilliantly shot big screen experience that breaks the very idea of cinema down into it's constituent parts only to piece it back together again to create of the most entertaining and witty movies of it's type from any era. When coupled with our special visual mix-tape introduction, it's a can't miss event. 

This screening takes place as part of… Powell and Pressburger: Dual Delights

This autumn the Screen Shot partnership presents Dual Delights, an evocative film programme across Brighton and Hove. Exploring the subversive and stylistic legacy of renowned directors Powell and Pressburger, Dual Delights investigates transgressive presentations of gender and sexuality with the power of cinema and performance. 

Participating venues, FabricaCinema SaltdeanThe Old Market and White Wall Cinema, will each present a title from Powell & Pressburger's back-catalogue and a second screening that takes inspiration from it. The programme also features experimental shorts, an outdoor choral performance, life drawing, talks and more.

Delight in the spectacle of cinema, metaphysicality and dream-like reverie that is notorious of Powell and Pressburger.

Led by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot, which promotes and supports alternative film events in Sussex. Screen Shot works with independent programmers, film clubs, festivals and community groups to help special events, pop-up screenings and live cinema events reach a wider audience. This programme is part of a major BFI nationwide celebration Cinema Unbound: The Creative Worlds of Powell and Pressburger and is brought to you with the support of the BFI Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.


DOORS: 7.00pm*

START TIME: 7.30pm*

RUN TIME: 108 mins

CERT: 18 

LOCATION: Wagner Hall (Regency Road, Brighton)


*Please note - doors open at 7pm in advance of screening time in order to give patrons extra time to purchase food & drink, enjoy our outside space / beer garden, take a look at our archive movie store and to allow gradual entry to your seats in a safe and easy way. Please try to allow extra time to get seated prior to the performance start time of 7.30pm. There will usually be no admittance from 20 minutes after the films stated start time. For more information about screenings and the venue please visit our Venue & Screenings Info page.

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