ICE-Vision: Performance (Nicolas Roeg / Donald Cammell, 1970)
Thursday, September 16 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“Uncorked in 1970, Performance is a shocking crime thriller, a time-capsule of Swinging 60s London and a fizzy intellectual headtrip all whisked into one astonishing film….James Fox, Britain’s freshest rising star at the time, was so disturbed by his experience that he failed to act again for nearly a decade. Co-star Mick Jagger’s artistic slump started soon after. And 20th Century Fox couldn’t handle the finished movie either, delaying its release then hacking it apart in the editing room. As Turner explains, “The only performance that makes it, that really makes it, is the one that achieves madness.” A fascinating, psychedelic whirlpool.” -BBC