The Parallax View

  • Dir: Alan J. Pakula

  • USA, 1974, 102 mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, William Daniels

The second film in Alan J. Pakula’s unofficial paranoia trilogy of the 1970s, The Parallax View addresses many of the anxieties that the director would confront more directly in his Watergate follow-up, All the President’s Men (1976). Warren Beatty stars as an ambitious journalist investigating the assassination of a US senator, who believes he has stumbled upon a secret organisation that recruits political assassins. The closer he gets to the truth, the further he alienates himself from his editor and those around him, until he finds himself on the fringes of society, where those in authority appear the least trustworthy. Collaborating again with cinematographer Gordon Willis, Pakula creates a suffocating vacuum, in which modern America becomes the most dangerous place of all.

09/09/2017(Sat): Post-screening talk with Bryan Chang

Screening:

Note

1. Unless otherwise stated, all films (except English-speaking films) are subtitled in English.

2. Screenings at HK Science Museum: There is no URBTIX Outlet at the venue. Tickets are available at URBTIX till one hour prior to respective screenings. Door ticket counter opens 30 minutes before the screening. Limited tickets to non-sold out screenings will be available at the door, subject to availability (Cash Only).

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