Seconds

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

“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

John Frankenheimer, USA 1966, 107mins

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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Rock Hudson (All That Heaven Allows) is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate), concerns a middle-aged businessman dissatisfied with his suburban existence, who elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds. This paranoiac symphony of canted camera angles (courtesy of famed cinematographer James Wong Howe), fragmented editing, and layered sound design is a remarkably risk-taking Hollywood film that ranks high on the list of its legendary director’s major achievements.

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