Film

Swoon

 
 
Thu, Sep 13, 2012
  • 8PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 94 minutes
RATED: NR
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $7
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Q&A with director Tom Kalin, producer Christine Vachon, and actors Daniel Schlachet and Craig Chester
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Tom Kalin | 1992

With Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester

Shot in the hauntingly stylish manner of avant-garde advertising, the black-and-white "Swoon" is a tricky, unpredictable synthesis of the mannered and the real.
—The New York Times

Following Alfred Hitchock’s Rope and Richard Fleischer’s Compulsion, Swoon is the third major film inspired by the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, a real-life duo caught in a sadomasochistic relationship and out to prove to each other their own cunning. But Tom Kalin’s masterful debut film is also the first to explicitly address the killers’ gay love affair, and his atmospheric, eerily restrained treatment of this sensational material remains a milestone of New Queer Cinema 20 years later.

This presentation is in association with FilmBuff.

 
 
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