THE INFORMER
with musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, Guenter Buchwald, and Frank Bockius
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Showings
Castro TheatreFri, Jun 2 9:30 PM
$16 general / $14 member - no service charge!
Not Available
 
Film Info
Director:Arthur Robison
Cast:Lya de Putti
Lars Hanson
Warwick Ward
Carl Harbord
Year:1929
Country:UK
Total Run Time:99 min.
Description

The earliest adaptation of Liam O’Flaherty’s novel, this Irish revolutionary drama anticipates film noir in its aesthetics and fast-moving narrative. Set among Dublin revolutionaries in the early days of the Irish Free State (formed in 1922), the action starts when a clandestine meeting of revolutionaries is raided by the police and the police chief is shot and killed. Director Arthur Robison's taut masterpiece was famously remade in 1935 by John Ford.

Introduced by Bryony Dixon, BFI Curator of Silent Film

Musical accompaniment by Stephen Horne, Guenter Buchwald, and Frank Bockius

Copresented by SF Irish Film Festival and Mostly British Film Festival

 

Restoration by the British Film Institute


Children under the age of 10 are admitted free.