+ intro by actor Dominic Savage
In this beautifully shot period drama, Kubrick charts a young man’s rise and fall in the 18th century.
Dir Stanley Kubrick
With Ryan O’Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger
Digital (6, 17, 21, 30 Apr) 35mm (19, 27 Apr)
Kubrick adapted William Thackeray’s The Luck of Barry Lyndon and in his hands, the eponymous mock-heroic soldier of fortune becomes the plaything of fate. Ryan O’Neal is deliberately awkward and at times blank as Kubrick’s Lyndon, who embarks on a tour of 18th-century Europe, encountering battles, gambling houses and stately homes in pursuit of wealth, title and a family to call his own. His rise and fall are charted as a study of self-destruction amidst social ritual and class attitudes.
We are pleased to announce that actor, writer and director, Dominic Savage, who played Young Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon, will join us for an intro.
See our Seniors’ matinee + intro Wed 17 Apr 14:00.