Quatermass and the Pit +TALK: Five Million Years to Borehamwood

PitOriginal poster design // Camily Tsai
Prints // shop

During an expansion of the London Underground, construction workers dig up the remains of prehistoric skeletons thought to be of early man. Soon after, a large metal object is found nearby, which proves to be impenetrable. Professor Bernard Quatermass (Andrew Keir) believes the two discoveries are linked, and when further digging reveals the corpses of actual Martians, and a strange energy field starts to affect the local populace, he unravels the clues and comes to a staggering conclusion…

Roy Ward Baker, UK 1967, 12A, 98mins

One of the high points of Hammer’s film production, and a worthy addition to the cannon of films and TV realisations of the products of Nigel Kneale’s probing, prescient imagination
Film4

A startlingly original script by Nigel Kneale that mixes sci-fi, black magic and ancient history to devastating effect
Radio Times

The brilliant pre-Von Daniken anthropological theme of Kneale’s script still guarantees interest
Time Out

The film will be preceded by a talk from Andy Murray, author of ‘Into the Unknown: The Fantastic Life of Nigel Kneale’, who will explore the genesis of Professor Bernard Quatermass and the many TV serials and spin-off cinematic incarnations that bear his name.

Where: The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY
When: Tuesday 7th November 2017 // 8:45pm

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