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Letters to Paul Morrissey

  • 2018
  • Spain
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Armand Rovira, Saida Benzal
  • Cast: Xavi Sáez, Almar G. Sato, María Fajula

Spanish experimental drama inspired by four celluloid letters sent from different parts of the world to Paul Morrissey.

That Summer

  • 3 stars
  • 2018
  • Sweden
  • Directed by: Göran Olsson
  • Cast: Peter Beard, William Vanden Heuvel, Paul Morrissey

Prequel of sorts to the Maysles Brothers’ 1975 documentary Grey Gardens, which portrayed the eccentric socialities Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie; this consists of earlier footage shot by the Maysles for a an abandoned 1972 documentary. The Beales are odd and touching, but it’s a shapeless string of vignettes…

Bob the Builder and the Legend of the Golden Hammer

  • 2009
  • UK
  • 1h 2min
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Sabella, Will Meugnoit
  • Written by: Louise Kramskoy, Marc Seal, Simon Nicholson
  • Cast: Neil Morrisey, Rob Rackstraw, Kate Harbour, Rupert Degas

Bob moves to the seaside and gets embroiled in the search for a pirate's golden hammer.

The Hound of the Baskervilles

  • 1978
  • UK
  • 1h 25min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul Morrissey
  • Cast: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Denholm Elliott, Joan Greenwood, Hugh Griffith, Irene Handl, Terry-Thomas, Max Wall, Kenneth Williams, Roy Kinnear

Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's take on the Sherlock Holmes classic.

Blood For Dracula

  • 4 stars
  • 1973
  • Italy / France
  • 18
  • Directed by: Paul Morrissey
  • Written by: Paul Morrissey
  • Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier

Delightfully gory and at times extremely funny, Morrissey's distinctive take on the vampire myth has Keir's surprisingly sympathetic bloodsucker searching for virgin blood in Italy, but thwarted by Dallesandro's efforts as an over-sexed Marxist gardener. Screening together with Jean LaFleur's 1977 short, Ilsa the Tigress…

Women in Revolt

  • 1971
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Morrissey
  • Cast: Candy Darling, Jackie Curtis, Holly Woodlawn

This satire of the women's liberation movement follows three women, revealing their personal issues as well as their friendship. While all three women are very different their similarities are highlighted when they join a militant feminist group together.

Trash

  • 1970
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Paul Morrissey
  • Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Holly Woodlawn, Geri Miller

A day in the life of heroin addict Joe Dallesandro and his problematic relationship with his on-off girlfriend.

Chelsea Girls

  • 4 stars
  • 1966
  • US
  • 3h 30min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Andy Warhol, Paul Morrissey
  • Written by: Ronald Tavel, Andy Warhol
  • Cast: Nico, Brigid Berlin, Ondine, Gerard Malanga, Eric Emerson, Mary Woronov, Mario Montez, Ingrid Superstar, International Velvet

Warhol's portrait of the junkies, rock stars and underground eccentrics who inhabited his studio, The Factory. The film is presented as it was originally conceived, using two 16mm projectors to create a multi-screen effect. Part of Warhol in Film.

Profile - Ron Peck

16 Apr 2009

Born 15 May, 1948, South London Background Even in his bookish, middle-class youth the now-sexagenarian Peck was determined to become a filmmaker. ‘It was three strands that made cinema very vital and alive for me,’ he says, citing as major inspiration…

Autumn 2013 film preview: Scottish film festival round-up

23 Aug 2013

Screenplay, Document and Africa in Motion among the film festival highlights this autumn

Scotland’s two biggest film festivals have been put to bed for another year, but the film festival calendar is only just getting started. In fact, a film lover could spend almost every week from now until Christmas in the intimate embrace of a Scottish…

Esther B Robinson - A Walk Into the Sea

14 Aug 2008

In July 1966, Esther B Robinson’s uncle Danny Williams drove home to Massachusetts, with a shaving kit full of drugs, and took his own life. Thirty-four years later, Esther’s grandmother Nadia came to visit her granddaughter’s workplace at the Warhol…

Let The Right One In (Lat Den Ratte Komma In)

2 Apr 20094 stars

DRAMA/HORROR Let the Right One In is a chilling Swedish coming-of-age story that breathes new life into a tired vampire genre marred by American high school teenagers and Christian lobbyist novelists (Stephanie Meyer, Anne Rice). It’s the early 80s in…

State of Play

16 Apr 20094 stars

(12A) 118min Hollywood has got its hands on the acclaimed 2003 BBC TV series State of Play and done what Hollywood does, namely moved the action to the US, brought in a parliament of A-list stars to replace the British character actors and changed…