Past Event

Thriller directed by Peter Watkins, with Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman and Carmen Argenziano

7 PM
$11.75 (Museum VIPs: $9.50, ages 30 and under: $10.50)
Taxes and fees included

Where: Maxwell Cummings Auditorium at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (1379-A Sherbrooke Street West)


The movie is presented as part of [email protected]: Cinema screens at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The screening will take place in the Maxwell Cummings Auditorium at the MMFA.

An evocative synthesis of Bertolt Brecht and cinéma-vérité, Peter Watkins’s dystopic fiction depicts a United States where government authorities, citing the McCarran Act, detain political activists on the grounds that they "probably will engage in [...] acts of espionage or sabotage." The film follows the televised trial of one group of detainees and the progress of another who have opted for a grueling endurance course in lieu of lengthy prison sentences.

-Kate McKay, BAMPFA

Director: Peter Watkins
Cast: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano
Year: 1971
Duration: 91 minutes
Rating: 13 +

Photo credit: Project X Distribution

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