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THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE + INTRO
11th April 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00
THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE + INTRO by Jo Duncombe screens at BFI Southbank (11 APR 18:00):
John Cassavetes’ characteristically low-key, ramblingly realist variation on film noir centres on the proprietor (Gazzara) of a failing LA strip-and-cabaret joint; already accustomed to debt, he little realises what he’s let himself in for when he gambles at poker… Never one to glamorise or be constrained by genre, Cassavetes delivers an authentically seedy depiction of club culture and the Mob.