Thursday 12th March // Friendship’s Death (1987)

When an extra-terrestrial peace envoy named Friendship (Tilda Swinton) is sent on a mission to Earth, she misses her intended destination of MIT and lands in Amman, Jordan, during a conflict between the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. Trapped inside a hotel, Friendship meets British war correspondent Sullivan (Bill Paterson), and the pair begin a series of touching and insightful conversations on the human condition…

Peter Wollen // UK 1987 // 15 // 78mins

“An outsider’s political thought-piece on the plight of Palestinians, and by extension all other ‘victims of a map’.”
Eye on Film

“The alien outsider’s way of seeing the world is perceptive and provocative, the plentiful ideas counterbalance the lack of extravagant spectacle… best of all, the film displays a droll wit and a surprising ability to touch the heart.”
Time Out

“The fact that this extraordinary piece of work has become all but entirely lost has long been kicking a painful bruise for those of us close to it and to Peter.”
Tilda Swinton

Where: The Castle Cinema, First Floor, 64-66 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DA
When: Thursday 12th March 2019 // doors 6:45pm, film 7:00pm