Presented by The Celluloid Sorceress
In celebration of the world premiere Blu-ray release by Indicator films, Rebecca Nicole Williams, author of the essay Disco Giallo, introduces a rare theatrical screening of the cult horror classic.
From an original concept by John Carpenter, producer Jon Peters and director Irvin Kershner present a kaleidoscope of fashion and murder in late ’70s New York City. Faye Dunaway stars as Laura Mars, a controversial fashion photographer haunted by the terrifying psychic visions of a serial killer stalking the fashion community and picking off Laura’s models one by one. In an early role, Tommy Lee Jones is the police lieutenant investigating these vicious crimes.
Jon Peters imagined a glamourous star vehicle with a hit disco soundtrack featuring KC & The Sunshine Band and Odyssey, for Irvin Kershner it was a prescient examination of the effects of sexualised violence in advertising that remains relevant today. Also showcasing the controversial photography of Rebecca Blake and Helmut Newton, Eyes of Laura Mars is a unique vision of a city in crisis that maintains an enduring legacy among fans of horror and fashion alike.
“The kind of eerie, lavish dreamland that could exist only in the idle noodlings of the very, very hip.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 104 mins
- Irvin Kershner
- Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif