November 23 @ 19:30 - 22:00
Classic Cinema Club – Ealing presents: PUNISHMENT PARK at Ealing Town Hall (23 NOV 19:30):
In a vision of an alternate America in the near future, a news crew follows detained students, activists and dissidents through mock trials and a creative, cruel and unusual sentencing: a three day trek through the scorching desert. This twisted game of capture the flag is crossed with a cat and mouse chase as they are pursued by armed police and the National Guard. Presented as actual documentary footage – an innovation the director often used – along with non-professionals and improvisation, this is a radical and provocative protest film of its era. Was it implausible, prescient, or was it already reality?
Named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top ten films of the year.
Director Peter Watkins