A Salute to Tom Peterson
United Kingdom | 2012 | Peter Strickland
Tonight we pay tribute to Thomas F. Peterson, Jr., who owned and operated Motion Picture Sound, Inc., a sound studio in downtown Cleveland from 1966 until 1987. (He also purchased the HD video projector that allows us to show tonight’s program!) Tom will have a conversation with Cinematheque Director John Ewing after a showing of Berberian Sound Studio, an acclaimed new British thriller that is itself set within the confines of a motion picture sound studio, in Italy during the 1970s. The movie, which Sight & Sound magazine named the fifth best film of 2012, tells of a mousy British foley artist (sound effects specialist) played by Toby Jones who is summoned to Italy to work on a giallo (erotic horror) film that evokes the work of Dario Argento (Suspiria). But the experience proves so truly foreign, disturbing, and nightmarish that the meek, anxious engineer goes crazy. A New York Film Festival selection. “Seriously weird and seriously good.” –The Guardian.
92 min. Blu-ray. Adults only!
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General Admission: $9
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Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7