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Performance + Q&A

We will be joined by producer Sandy Lieberson and author of Performance: 50th Anniversary Book, Jay Glennie, for a Q&A following this screening at 15:40 on Sun 28 Jul. There will be limited copies of the book on sale on the night at a special price of £39.99 (usually retails at £100).

Film details

Nicolas Roeg, who sadly died in 2018, would prove a canny alchemist when it came to dipping into the pop pool for casting purposes, (he cast David Bowie in The Man Who Fell To Earth and Art Garfunkel in Bad Timing), and he and co-director Cammell hit pay dirt here with Mick Jagger’s extremely convincing turn as a washed up singer (“old rubber lips”) whose seclusion is rudely disturbed by the 60s London crime underworld. Influenced by the writing of the Argentine author Jorge Louis Borges, it’s a kaleidoscopic and eye-popping look at identity and transformation.