KEY OBSESSIONS: THE TRUTH/SOLVING A MYSTERY
With a striking visual approach and a stunning cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jnr, Fight Club director David Fincher fiercely grabs our attention as we spiral into a dark, unsettlingly postmodern world of puzzles, codes, pursuit, but no catharsis of truth. In the late 1960s, a nervy San Francisco cartoonist, a dogged cop, and a flamboyant reporter all become obsessed in their own way with tracking down an unidentified killer. This individual terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree interspersed with enciphered, taunting messages that are sent to the press. The never-ending hunt for the ZODIAC is on.
"It is impossible not to enjoy Zodiac: if enjoy is the word for a picture so often scary and stomach-turning.”- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Deptford Cinema’s CINEMATIC OBSESSIONS Season has been made possible with support from Film Hub Midlands through funds from the National Lottery. Film Hub Midlands supports people to watch, show, and make films in the Midlands. The season is part of the nationwide Film Feels campaign; a curated campaign launching in summer 2019 across the UK, designed to celebrate film's unique ability to transport us, to illuminate ideas, and to spark a conversation. See more at filmfeels.co.uk.
Those of us who are obsessive about cinema know full well that the medium allows us to delve into our deepest desires and obsessions; the joy and community to be found in pursuing your passion, as well as the cautionary tales that obsessive behaviour can bring. This year the nationwide Film Feels campaign explores cinematic obsessions- from auteurs to oddballs, imitation to identity theft, Stalkers to Stans, this theme offers a rich feast of genres, icons and subtext for audiences to sink their teeth into.
dir. David Fincher
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