Sun, 18 Sept

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Bristol IMAX Theatre, Bristol

Michael Mann Double Bill: Film Noir UK

To celebrate the release of Heat 2: A Novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner Film Noir UK presents a special double bill highlighting two key Neo-Noir titles in Mann’s cannon, Thief (1981) starring the late great James Caan and the epic crime drama that is Heat (1995).

Michael Mann Double Bill: Film Noir UK

Time & Location

18 Sept, 14:00

Bristol IMAX Theatre, Bristol , Anchor Rd, Bristol BS1 5TT, UK

About the Event

Tickets avaliable here.

Please note tickets for both screenings are sold separately. 

To celebrate the release of Heat 2: A Novel by Michael Mann and Meg Gardiner Film Noir UK presents a special double bill highlighting two key Neo-Noir titles in Mann’s cannon, Thief (1981) starring the late great James Caan and the epic crime drama that is Heat (1995) starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. 

Thief (1981)

Director: Michael Mann

Starring: James Caan, Tuesday Weld, Robert Prosky, John Santucci

USA / 124mins / 18

The contemporary American auteur Michael Mann’s bold artistic sensibility was already fully formed when he burst out of the gate with Thief, his debut feature. James Caan stars, in one of his most riveting performances, as a no-nonsense ex-con safecracker planning to leave the criminal world behind after one final diamond heist—but he discovers that escape is not as simple as he’d hoped. Finding hypnotic beauty in neon and rain-slick streets, sparks and steel, Thief effortlessly established the moody stylishness and tactile approach to action that would also define such later iconic entertainments from Mann as Crime Story, Miami Vice, Manhunter, and Heat.

2:00pm start. 

Heat (1995)

Director: Michael Mann 

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Amy Brenneman

USA / 170mins / 15

LAPD detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) takes on professional thief Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro) after a brutal and yet precision heist on an armoured van. What unfolds is an epic story of cat and mouse (and visa versa) spread across the twilight urban landscape of Los Angeles as both teams try to survive. 

Based on actual events inspired by Chicago police detective Charlie Adamson, who killed the actual Neil McCauley in a shootout in 1963. Heat is a culmination of years of research by director Michael Mann resulting in its depth and range of characters and choreography of action. With its epic scale and stunning performances from Pacino, De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd, Amy Brenneman, Diane Venora, Natalie Portman and Jon Voight, Heat is as incendiary as it was when it hit our screens nearly 30 years ago.

5:30pm start. 

Tickets avaliable here. 

Please note tickets for both screenings are sold separately. 

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