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A Tribute to Cannon Films: Barfly/52 Pick-Up

Prince Charles Cinema

14 September 2015 · 6:30pm

Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BY · Get directions

Organised by: The Badlands Collective

Certificate: 18

Format: 35mm

Kicking off The Badlands Collective’s season in tribute to the Cannon Group and its mixes of exploitation and art is this badass literary-inspired 35mm double-bill.

Mickey Rourke gives one of his best performances alongside Faye Dunaway in BARFLY, the story of a brawling, boozy, self-destructive author written in autobiographical fashion by Charles Bukowski. (Cinematography buffs take note: This was also the firm for which Robbie Muller developed the now ubiquitous Kino Flo lighting system.)

Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, 52 PICK-UP is a twisty-turny hard-boiled bit of crime fiction starring Roy Scheider and Ann-Margret about a businessman whose romantic shenanigans get him embroiled in murder, blackmail and fighting for his life.

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