The Model is to screen controversial film Peeping Tom this coming Friday.
Controversial sixties film Peeping Tom has been digital remastered and will screen at The Model this coming Friday, February 26th at 7pm, followed by a post-screening discussion.
Peeping Tom was originally released in 1960, shortly before Hitchcock’s equally shocking Psycho and provoked British critics to a fury of disgust. The director, Michael Powell’s career never recovered from the scandal, but twenty years later, the reaction to this film radically changed, with help from the film community itself. Peeping Tom remained buried and forgotten in movie history until 1979, when Martin Scorsese helped unearth a print for screening at the New York Film Festival and the film is now seen as a misunderstood masterpiece.
Much of the critical reaction focused on the movie’s sympathetic portrayal of a sexual deviant who murders several women, while simultaneously photographing his victim during the act of murder. The fact that Powell was implicating the film-goers as voyeurs was not missed by critics at the time of the release of the film.
At least before his death in 1990, Michael Powell was able to witness the re-appraisal of his film and it is now regarded as a key film in British cinema history.
The discussion panel will include IT Sligo lecturer Dr. Tony Partridge and musicologist and film scholar Danijela Kulezic-Wilson. Seamus Kealy, Director at The Model will lead the discussion.
To book your tickets call (071)9141405 or email firstname.lastname@example.org