Film Series : Brit Noir

These Are The Damned

The Damned

1962, Joseph Losey, UK, 96 min. With Macdonald Carey, Viveca Lindfors.

Show Times

  • Sat, Nov 5th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 9th 6:00pm

“One of the richest and most intriguing of the crop of what could be called sci-fi noir to come out of Britain in this period.” — Roderick Heath, Ferdy on Film

Directed by American expat Losey for the British horror house Hammer, this audacious genre mash-up begins as a black-leather jaydee film, with young and charismatic Oliver Reed as the teddy-boy leader. It then morphs into a powerful science-fiction parable, as the antisocial mischief of the gangbangers is overshadowed by the sanctioned evil of government bureaucrats running a secret experiment with a group of mutant, adorable, and totally deadly children. Stunning widescreen images capture a sleepy resort against an awesome vista of sea, sky, and cliffs, attaining a devastating tragic sweep in the final minutes. 35mm widescreen. (MR)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Brit Noir" film on any Saturday in November, and get a ticket for the second "Brit Noir" film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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