Friday, 11 May 2012

BFI Film Showing: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

African Oddysseys - The Spook Who Sat by the Door
The once effectively banned cult action film in which CIA operative Dan Freeman returns to Chicago and prepares his brothers for revolution. This fanciful conceit is both a biting satire and a razor-edged provocation in response to the urgency of its times, and features a highly charged score from Herbie Hancock. This 'not to be missed' rarity screens with a new documentary putting into context an extraordinary piece of film history: Infiltrating Hollywood – The Rise and Fall of The Spook Who Sat by the Door (USA 2011, dir Christine Acham & Clifford Ward, 57min). 26 May 2pm BFI Southbank

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