Thursday, 9 January 2014

Gilda (film)

There's classic film noir from Hollywood for the Sunday afternoon matinee at the Under Ground Theatre in February. Originally released in 1946, Gilda was directed by Charles Vidor and stars Rita Hayworth as a glamorous femme fatale alongside Glenn Ford as a small-time gambler.

Johnny (Glenn Ford), a professional gambler, becomes the right hand of Ballin Mundson (George MacCready), the owner of an illegal casino in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When Mundson turns up one day with his new wife, Gilda (Rita Hayworth), it is immediately obvious that she and Johnny have a history together. While Johnny and Gilda resume their love-hate relationship in secret, Mundson is visited by two German businessmen, one of which he shoots and kills.

The screening will be introduced by Dr Niall Richardson, Convenor of MA Gender and Media, School Of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex. 

Under Ground Theatre, Sun 9th Feb, 14.30.
Tickets £6.50 to include tea/coffee and cake after the screening, available online, by calling 0845 680 1926 or in person from Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre and the Under Ground Box Office.