Out of Their Depth: Corruption, Scandal and Lies in the New Hollywood
The Long Goodbye © 1973 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved

Out of Their Depth: Corruption, Scandal and Lies in the New Hollywood

Cinema Rediscovered 2024

Following the cultural upheaval and racial tensions of the 1960s, the early 1970s saw America increasingly in social and political turmoil.

Opposition to the Vietnam War grew more violent following revelations of the brutality of American forces, meanwhile, at home, the full scale of the Watergate scandal was beginning to be revealed. The certainties of modern American values were not only tarnished they were found to be mired in corruption, scandal and lies.

This heightened unease in the mainstream American psyche was reflected in films from the New Hollywood, the period where the traditional male hero of the classic studio era was replaced by a protagonist who, whilst they thought they were in control, found themselves increasingly out of their depth.

This season is curated by Cinema Rediscovered Founder Mark Cosgrove.


Upcoming screenings in this season

The Parallax View

classified 15 Out of Their Depth
The Parallax View
Fri 26 July 14:00
Film

A 50th Anniversary screening of Alan J. Pakula’s ominous vision of America – captured in the wake of the assassination of the Kennedy’s and Martin Luther King and just before the scandal of Watergate is about to break.

The Long Goodbye

classified 18 Out of Their Depth
The Long Goodbye
Fri 26 July 17:00
Film

The classic Raymond Chandler novel is given a laid-back satirical cinematic twist.

Chinatown (35mm)

classified 15 Out of Their Depth
Chinatown (35mm)
Fri 26 July 20:40
Film

A rare chance to experience this classic of New Hollywood, which pierces straight to the heart of American darkness, on 35mm on its 50th anniversary.

The Conversation

classified 12A Out of Their Depth
The Conversation
Sat 27 July 18:15
Film

Fifty years after its release, Francis Ford Coppola’s thriller now feels prophetic in its portrait of surveillance culture.

Night Moves (35mm)

classified 18 Out of Their Depth
Night Moves
Sat 27 July 20:50
Film

The search for a missing teenage girl leads to a devastating emotional reckoning in this 1970s film noir starring Gene Hackman.

Three Days of the Condor

classified 15 Out of Their Depth
Three Days of the Condor
Sun 28 July 11:00
Film

A C.I.A operative cannot trust anyone when their world is turn upside down in Sydney Pollacks tense political thriller.

Individual events and screenings unless otherwise specified:

£10.00 full (plus 12% booking fee*)

£8.00 concessions / Refugees and Asylum Seekers (plus 12% booking fee*)

£5.00 24 or under (plus 12% booking fee*)

Concessions apply to Full Time Students, Job Seekers Allowance and Employment Support Allowance, 66+ who have retired, Equity and BECTU members and disabled people. Where applicable please produce proof of eligibility when collecting a ticket.

*Booking fee applies to online and phone booking only.

Complimentary tickets are available for Personal Assistants accompanying customers who are Deaf / Disabled.

Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass

The Cinema Rediscovered Pass allows you to select from 60+ Cinema Rediscovered screenings and events between Wed 24 - Sun 28 July. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Buy your Pass here. Pass holders get a free three-month trial from curated online film streaming platform MUBI.

Pass prices: £120 full / £100 concessions / £80 24 and under.

Multi-Ticket Package Offer

Get 20% off the regular ticket price when you book 4-10 Cinema Rediscovered screenings and/or events. The discount will automatically apply when you add the tickets to your basket.

All Cinema Rediscovered Pass and ticket holders can get 20% off any 6 O'Clock Gin & Tonic at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival. Pass and ticket holders can also enjoy Aperol Spritz time - get an Aperol Spritz for the reduced price of £7 between 17:00 - 19:00 at the Café & Bar and Undershed Bar during the Festival.

Please note: the Cinema Walks, Projection Tours and the Film Quiz are excluded from the Pass and Package.

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