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RCA Film Night Series: 'The Shout' (1978) by Jerzy Skolimowski

27 November 2018 | 6pm – 8pm

Battersea, Gorvy Lecture Theatre

Presented by Lucy Brady

The director of an asylum begins to tell the story of one of his patients, Crossley (Alan Bates), to a stranger at a cricket match. At some point in the past, Crossley accosted a composer (John Hurt), who inexplicably invites him to dinner. At the composer's home, Crossley tells of his upbringing among Australian Aborigines, and how this left him with the ability to bring about another's death by using a certain shout. Soon after, he proves his ability by killing sheep in a nearby field and starts to wield a strange influence over the composer's wife (Susannah York), leading to a dramatic confrontation. 


This event has been organised by the RCA School of Arts & Humanities. If you have any queries, please contact Anne Duffau for more information.