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Cry of the City + Post-screening Discussion

An electrifying variation on the theme of a hoodlum (Conte) and a cop (Mature) who knew one another as kids, it opens with the former seriously wounded in hospital but determined to escape the police watching over him; he needs to clear the name of his fiancée, who’s suspected of a jewel robbery. While Conte, all insolent, menacing charm, is especially magnificent, Mature invests the detective’s pursuit with unsettling hints of obsession.

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The screening on Wed 19 Aug will be followed by a free and informal discussion led by Maggie Hoffgen, freelance film educator.