Films

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

Part of the First Saturday Horror Series

Saturday, October 6
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

No refunds or exchanges.

1970 | GP | 1 hr 38 min

In 1970, young debut director Dario Argento indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with CRYSTAL PLUMAGE, catapulting him to international stardom. This would be the first installment of his Animal Trilogy.

Sam (Tony Musante, WE OWN THE NIGHT) is an American writer living in Rome, and witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, FUNERAL IN BERLIN) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced he saw something that night which holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, Sam launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to him and his girlfriend (Suzy Kendall, SPASMO.)

A staggeringly assured first feature, CRYSTAL PLUMAGE establishes the key traits that defines Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive / brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked or sounded better in this new, 4K-restored edition.

“Reflects an elegant, enterprising sensibility much given to fabricating sequins from non sequiturs.” -- New York Times

“Its scares are on a much more basic level than, say, a thriller by Hitchcock. It works by exploiting our fear of the dark.” -- Roger Ebert

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Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
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Sat, Oct 6
9:45 PM

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