Seconds

Seconds by Rebecca Rose CareyOriginal poster design // Rebecca Rose Carey
Prints // shop

A listless middle aged banker dissatisfied with his suburban existence, Arthur Hamilton (Rock Hudson) elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a second chance at life. A secretive organisation known only as ‘The Company’ fakes his death, and through reconstructive surgery and psychotherapy, returns him to the world as successful Malibu artist Tony Wilson. Life as a ‘second’, however, comes at a cost…

John Frankenheimer, USA 1966, 107mins

“US suburbia boredom is treated in an original manner in this cross between a sci-fi opus, a thriller, a suspense pic and a parable on certain aspects of American middle-class life”
-Variety

“Criminally underseen sci-fi masterpiece”
-Montreal Film Journal

“A bleak and noirish Frankenstein thriller whose DNA is threaded with zeitgeist-heavy satire”
-Popmatters

Where: The Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, N1 4BL
When: Thursday 16th October 2014, 6:30pm (doors) / 8:00pm (start)
Tickets: £5 door, £4 advance via The Space Merchants
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