Dir: Jonathan Demme, United States, 1986, 113 minutes, 35mm, Cert: 18
Thu 22 June // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Charlie, a seemingly straight-laced banker, has his day–and ultimately his life–hijacked by Lulu, a quirky New York brunette. What starts out as a capricious interstate road trip soon takes a turn into film noir territory when Lulu’s ex, Ray comes on the scene. Lulu may not be who she seems, but as we come to learn, neither is Charlie.
Featuring a killer soundtrack (including a multi-song performance by The Feelies) and electric performances from Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith, and Ray Liotta, Something Wild is both a kinky comic thriller and a radiantly off-kilter love story.
A sleeper upon its initial release, Something Wild is now acknowledged by many critics as a high-water mark in Demme’s eclectic career.
Even if a screening is sold out, tickets are often available 30 minutes before the start of the film at the box office.