Film Series

John le Carré

Sep 27—Oct 3, 2012

A former British spy, David John Moore Cornwell began writing some of literature’s most celebrated espionage novels under the pen name John le Carré while still peering under the Iron Curtain for MI5. Though most of his novels are set during the Cold War, just as in Fleming’s Bond novels, le Carré set himself apart by preoccupying himself with the moral complexities of the spy profession rather than gadgets and good vs. evil heroics. This month we begin a retrospective of the best screen adaptations of his work, which continues into October.

The Constant Gardener

Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz star in this tale of corporate corruption in Nairobi.

Thu, Sep 27, 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

An intricate, atmospheric adaptation of one of John le Carre's best-known novels.

Fri, Sep 28, 2012
The Looking Glass War

In this superb thriller, a British agent is murdered at the height of the Cold War.

Sat, Sep 29, 2012
The Deadly Affair

A chilling Cold War espionage film, featuring a boss nova score by Quincy Jones.

Sun, Sep 30, 2012
The Tailor of Panama

Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush try to out-con each other in this Panama-set thriller.

Mon, Oct 1, 2012
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Richard Burton stars as a British agent in one of the bleakest of all Cold War thrillers.

Tue, Oct 2, 2012
The Little Drummer Girl

Diane Keaton is forced into service as a double-agent in this John le Carré adaptation.

Wed, Oct 3, 2012