Fri May 10: Gaslight
(1944, US, dir. George Cukor, 114 min, black & white.) George Cukor's superbly creepy thriller based on the 1938 play by Patrick Hamilton: the story of a beautiful, innocent woman (Ingrid Bergman) who marries a charming man (Charles Boyer) who tries to drive her insane. Boasting a lavish, detailed production that perfectly recreates the Victorian era, Gaslight is one of the greatest psychological thrillers ever made, thanks to Bergman's Oscar-winning performance and 18 year-old debut Angela Lansbury as a hardbitten servant. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay, and beautifully filmed in a gloomy, atmospheric black-and-white, Gaslight exhibits all the classic visual elements of '40s film noir. An essential movie in anyone's canon. Tickets £7.50 online or on the door. Bar open 7pm, Film 7.30pm introduced by our curator.