Two not-be-missed 70s British gangster classics hit the Astor Theatre super screen this Wednesday the 23rd of May with Mike Hodges GET CARTER (on 35mm) followed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg’s seminal PERFORMANCE.
ABOUT GET CARTER
Based on the novel JACK’S RETURN HOME by Ted Lewis and adapted for the screen by then-TV-director Mike Hodges (FLASH GORDON), GET CARTER stars cockney legend Michael Caine as the titular stand-over man Jack Carter. In the employ London crime lords Sid and Gerald Fletcher, Carter takes a leave of absence and returns home to Newcastle for the funeral of his estranged brother Frank. Upon arrival Jack learns that his brother’s death was not as straight-forward as he was led to believe and both personal and professional interests are threatened as he investigates.
Chas (James Fox), a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner (Mick Jagger), a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.
Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
Corner of Chapel St and Dandenong Rd, St Kilda