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  • Director

    Martin Scorsese

  • With

    Griffin Dunne, Rosanna Arquette, Verna Bloom

  • USA 1985. 97min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate


  • Presented by Park Circus

Extending the black humour of King of Comedy, this chronicles a nightmarish few hours in the life of quiet computer programmer Paul, who sinks into a lunatic, even life-threatening mire of chaotic coincidences after he loses his cab fare en route to a (kind of) date with a woman (Arquette) he met in a café. A screwball study of SoHo modishness, eccentricity and neuroses.

Approved by editor Thelma Schoonmaker, this new digital master from The Criterion Collection was created from the 35mm original camera negative, which was scanned in 4K resolution on a Lasergraphics Director film scanner. Director Martin Scorsese’s personal 35mm print was used for colour reference. The original monaural soundtrack was remastered from the magnetic track.

Tickets on sale Friday 22 March to BFI Patrons and Members from 11:30 and on general sale from 16:00.