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Boston Calling Film Festival Curated by Natalie Portman • May 22–24 at Brattle Theatre

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Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Big Screen Must-Sees (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveMario Bava & the Birth of the Italian Giallo

Blood and Black Lace

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Double Feature with EVIL EYE (7:00)

BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964) dir Mario Bava w/Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner [84 min; DCP; Italian w/English subtitles]
Mario Bava’s seminal giallo touchstone, about a murder spree in a high-end fashion house, was profoundly influential on Argento, Craven, Tarantino and Scorsese. Between its excessive use of color, hothouse tone and pioneering proto-slasher set pieces, BLOOD AND BLACK LACE is an ultimate embodiment of the giallo genre. – American Genre Film Archive

“Few gialli are as visually accomplished as this, which marks a high bar for the genre that wasn’t matched, much less exceeded, until the release of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED.” – Russ Fischer, IndieWire

“Part painting, part tango, the picture is meticulous depravity and rapture, from its Mod-fab tableaux vivant opening credits through to its escalating abomination.” – Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central

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