Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Chinatown

King's Cross Filling Station , King's Cross Sunday May 5 2013 19:30
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS: Chinatown
© Jonathan Perugia
Everyman Road Movies at KXFS
Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is a hard-boiled private eye who gets everything wrong, but manages nonetheless to sex up his mediocre snooping with blithe arrogance and sarcastic machismo. It's the actor's default mode, sure, but in 1974 it hadn't yet calcified into Schtickolson, and in 1974 a director (Polanski), a screenwriter (Towne) and a producer (Evans) could decide to beat a genre senseless and dump it in the wilds of Greek tragedy. 'You see, Mr Gits,' depravity incarnate Noah Cross (Huston) famously explains, 'most people never have to face the fact that, at the right time and the right place, they're capable of anything.' As is 'Chinatown'. Screened as part of Everyman Cinema's Road Movies residency at the King's Cross Filling Station. (15)


Venue name: King's Cross Filling Station
Address: Goods Way
Transport: Tube: King's Cross St Pancras
Price: £10-£20, £7.50 under-12s
Event website: http://www.everymancinema.com
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