Introduced by James Greenberg, author, Roman Polanski: A Retrospective
The new book Roman Polanski: A Retrospective (2013, Abrams) by James Greenberg is timed to acknowledge the director’s 80th birthday. It is a survey of a remarkable career; Polanski has spent more than five decades creating some of the most intense, well-crafted, and memorable movies of our time, including Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, The Pianist, Tess, and Repulsion. James Greenberg, the editor-in-chief of the DGA Quarterly, will introduce the screening of Repulsion. There will be a book signing afterwards in the Moving Image Store.
Dir. Roman Polanski. 1965, 105 mins. 35mm. With Catherine Deneuve. In his first English-language film, a masterpiece of claustrophobic psychological terror, Polanski transforms a London apartment into a prison cell—and house of horrors—for an increasingly disturbed young woman. Chico Hamilton’s jazz score underpins the film’s steady descent towards chaos, and Deneuve is unforgettable.
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