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Night of The Demon - Wellington Film Society


Mon 31 Oct 2016, 6:15pm–7:55pm

Where: The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • Members free: $0.00
  • 12-month membership: $95.00
  • Additional fees may apply

(Jacques Tourneur, UK 1957).

"Tourneur’s last genuinely great film (and one of his own favorites) is set in England and stars Dana Andrews as a psychologist who comes face to face with a demonic supernatural entity. Tourneur was (probably) forced to actually show the demon, but he cloaks it in atmospheric shadows, and the overall effect is haunting. But the sudden appearance of a storm at an outdoor children’s party, conjured up by the devil-worshipping Karswell (Niall McGinnis), is one of the finer things Tourneur ever directed. Written by Hitchcock’s early 30s collaborator Charles Bennett, with production design by Ken “James Bond” Adam." - Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Preceded by The Tide Keeper (Alyx Duncan, NZ 2014) 9 mins.

"Who knows how to stem the tide except through dreams?”
One night an old man dreams a storm into his bed. In the optimism of his youth, he believed he could save the world. But now, nearing the end of his life, he is losing hope he has run out of time to make a difference.

The film is inspired by the life, and performed by, the filmmaker’s father.

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