Monday, 24 September 2012

Heygate Real Estate Horror Special: Wolfen

Sunday 30 September | 7.30pm | Free

Wolfen, 1981 (1hr 54mins)
Directed by Michael Wadleigh 

At the Heygate Cinema (outdoors) 

The film shows in two parts: 
Part I - 8pm-9pm 
Part II - 9.30pm-10.30pm 

An unusual mix of werewolf movie, police procedural, and serial killer thriller, Wolfen is based on a 1978 novel by Whitley Strieber, and directed by Michael Wadleigh, best known for directing the documentary Woodstock (1969). Entangled in a plot symptomatically torn between political history, capitalist practice and mythologies of the land, Wolfen is an odd and beguiling narrative about a critical moment in the collapse of radical politics and the emergence of a feral neoliberalism against a backdrop of urban dereliction and real estate speculation.

Two excellent essays about the film: 

About the Heygate estate:

Map to the cinema

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