Christopher Nolan is increasingly hailed as Hollywood’s saviour of the ailing franchise (Batman and Superman), so it’s easy to forget that his breakthrough feature was a challenging ‘art-house’ noir made for $5 million and released by a novice distributor after no other company would touch it.
But Memento (2000, US, d. Christopher Nolan) has, in some ways, become the ultimate ‘puzzle narrative’ and since one of the defining features of this trend is the desire, the need to see the film again to REALLY understand it, here is your chance to revisit it. This is a film where the DVD edition had a hidden special option to play the film in chronological order just in case viewers were still confused.
Memento earned Christopher and Jonathan Nolan a Best Writing Oscar nomination as well as a Best Film Editing nomination for Dody Dorn. It also went on to win a brace of screenwriting awards (AFI Awards, Boston Society, London Critics Circle, etc).
Guy Pearce plays a man, suffering from short-term memory loss, who uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.
Check out the trailer below:
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 13th November 2013