Monday, February 12, 2007
One of my favourite films is showing at Cafe Crema (306 New Cross Road, SE14) next week. Blue Collar is a 1978 film directed by Paul Schrader (best known for Taxi Driver), featuring Harvey Keitel and Richard Pryor as Detroit autoworkers coming up against the company and corrupt union officials. A great title track too by Captain Beefheart.
I once saw this at the Ritzy in Brixton, with the reels shown in the wrong order, so we got to see the end of the film before the middle - half the audience jeered, the remainder obviously thought it was deliberate - perhaps reminded of Godard's famous remark that a film should 'have a beginning, middle, and end, but not necessarily in that order'.
The New Cross showing is on Wednesday 21st Feburary, 7:30 pm (for food), film at 8.