Tuesday 7 August, 7.30pm for 8pm start

Our first film is Robert Altman's extremely entertaining Hollywood satire The Player.  

Alongside dozens of well-known faces in cameo roles Tim Robbins stars as Hollywood studio executive Griffin Mill who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats.

Best known for 1970s classics MASH and McCabe & Mrs Miller, the critical and commercial success of The Player really put Altman back on the map.  

Here's the trailer >>

What's next?

We've chosen three films thematically linked to The Player - now you tell us which one you'd prefer to see:

Touch of Evil - like The Player, Orson Welles' Mexican caper also starts with a stunning, long tracking shot.

The Bicycle Thief - the Italian neo-realist classic features in a key scene in The Player.

Sunset Boulevard -  Billy Wilder's 1950s classic is another film in which the Hollywood screenwriter's lot is not a happy one.


AuthorTufnell Park Film Club