In partnership with Hull Noir and supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Hull Independent Cinema presents a short season of exceptional crime films related to iconic crime fiction writer and Hull Art School graduate, Ted Lewis.
The gangster classic GET CARTER (1971) will be screened in a mini-series with John Boorman’s influential POINT BLANK (1967), based on Donald Westlake’s hardboiled thriller, The Hunter; and Shane Meadows’ uncompromising small town revenge story, DEAD MAN’S SHOES (2004).
The three screenings include a pre-film introduction from guest speaker Nick Triplow, Ted Lewis’s biographer and author of GETTING CARTER: Ted Lewis and the Birth of Brit Noir.
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While Ted Lewis only wrote nine novels he left an indelible impression on British crime fiction through his marriage of American hard-boiled drama with social realism. His 1970 novel, Jack’s Return Home, became GET CARTER when it was adapted for cinema by Mike Hodges the following year, with Michael Caine starring as the London gangster heading home to investigate his brother’s untimely death.
Shane Meadows’ DEAD MAN’S SHOES invites comparisons to Hodge’s cult classic, as Paddy Considine’s former paratrooper returns to small town Derbyshire and vows to exact revenge on the drug dealers who have abused his younger brother.
Meanwhile POINT BLANK may be considered as antecedent to both these films. Lee Marvin stars as the double-crossed gangster, Walker, in John Boorman’s neo-noir classic that has spawned debate among audiences and critics ever since its release thanks to its dreamlike cinematography and motifs.
Vue Cinema, Monday 13 November, 7.30pm
Vue Cinema, Wednesday 15 November, 7.30pm
Vue Cinema, Thursday 16 November, 7.30pm
Hull Noir, 12-19 November
Celebrating the best of British and international crime fiction, Hull Noir plays host to the prestigious Iceland Noir on their bi-annual travels from the festival’s home city of Reykjavik.
Highlighting Hull’s crime fiction heritage from GET CARTER author, Ted Lewis, to the current crop of crime and noir writers working in the city, the festival forges new connections and examines the themes of contemporary crime fiction.
See hull2017.co.uk/hullnoir for more details