Following the successful classic film season at the Ormonde Cinema in Stillorgan during the summer, the Ormonde will now present another six titles, screening every fortnight through to December. Spanning six decades each film will be introduced by “esteemed” members of the film industry, press and academia. (No-One from Movies.ie though, so they can’t be that esteemed).
The season kicks off on Wednesday October 13th with Point Blank which will be introduced by the films twice Oscar nominated director John Boorman. Recently listed by Martin Scorsese as one of his favorite gangster movies of all time, Point Blank was described by Scorsese as “one of the first movies that took the storytelling innovations of the French new wave and applied it to the crime genre”.
The next film on October 27th is a Halloween special and Tara Brady, film critic from Hot Press and “The Last Word” on Today FM will introduce one of the best horror films of recent years: Let the Right One In. As president of the Dublin Film Critics Circle Tara was involved in voting for this as the best film of 2009. Empire Magazine awarded the film 5 stars and said “Let The Right One In trumps the Hollywood vision by landing an instant, secure place on the list of the ten best vampire movies”. If you missed it first time around this is your chance to see it on the big screen. The US remake is due in cinemas the week after so it is a timely opportunity to revisit this modern classic.
Further titles in the season will include Otto Preminger’s courtroom classic Anatomy of a Murder with Jimmy Stewart. One of Ireland’s most successful crime novelists John Connolly will introduce Roman Polanski’s Chinatown on November 24th and talk about the movies that inspired his writing.
Finally in December the season will welcome back film lecturer Dr. Harvey O’Brien to introduce John Huston’s The Man Who Would Be King and film critic John Maguire will present the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life on the 22nd December.
Where possible each movie will be screened in its original 35mm film format. So leave your 3D glasses at home!