Director: Tony Scott. UK, 1983. 97 mins.
9pm, Saturday 1 September
8.30pm, Sunday 2 September
The directorial debut of Tony Scott, The Hunger is a neo-gothic horror telling story of a love triangle between a doctor (Susan Sarandon) who specializes in sleep and ageing research and a vampire couple, played by Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie.
The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers — namely her current partner John (David Bowie). To sustain their sanguinary requirements, the pair cruises New York nightclubs in search of victims (as illustrated in a stunning opening sequence to the accompaniment of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, performed by seminal Goth band Bauhaus). When John awakens one morning to discover tell-tale signs of ageing, it is revealed that his own sustained youth is not permanent, and his physical decrepitude begins to increase at an incredible rate. In a panic, John visits the clinic of scientist Sarah Roberts (Susan Sarandon), who has recently published a book on reversing the aging process, but she initially dismisses him as a crank. After learning of his real condition, however, Sarah traces John to his uptown flat but ends up having an encounter with Miriam instead, which changes everything…
Director – Tony Scott
Writer – Ivan Davis
Director of Photography – Stephen Goldblatt
Producer – Richard Shepherd
Cast - Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon
Print Source – British Film Institute
Release date – April 29, 1983
Following the screening, join us in the bar for DJs:
TheMenWhoFell2Earth – After running Rebel Rebel for many years, the now legendary indie disco that mesmerised London’s early noughtie’s – loaded with hot tramps and laden with Bowie inspired imagery, it traded on glam, rock’n’roll and good times - its founders re-emerged onto East London’s burgeoning club scene in late 2010 with TheMenWhoFell2Earth. Another Bowie inspired concept, but this time musically more routed in the 21st century digital disco sounds of now. TheMenWhoFell2Earth is at London’s hottest late night basement hangout, East Bloc.
Tris Penna – Tris Penna worked alongside David Bowie when Tris was A+R director for EMI Records back in the 90′s. Subsequent to that, Tris has overseen the mixes, mastering and compilation of the David Bowie deluxe edition on Deram/Universal and the Space Oddity album deluxe edition on EMI – both nominated for reissues of the year in the music press. Tris also has one of the world’s largest collection of Bowie music from 1966 – 1979.