Special a 35mm presentation Sidney Lumet
The Outsider: The Films of Sidney Lumet

12 Angry Men (1957) – a 35mm presentation

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“It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth.” It’s quite the flex starting one’s career in film with such a bonafide masterpiece. Sidney Lumet cut his teeth in television and came out guns blazing with this single location potboiler about twelve jurors having to set personal beliefs aside to come to a unanimous verdict in a difficult case. We’re proud to present this important piece of cinema on a 35mm print provided by Eye Filmmuseum. English language with Dutch subtitles.
 

Credits

Regie
Sidney Lumet
Cast
Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall
Genre
Drama
Speelduur
97 minuten
Land
VS
Taal
English
Ondertiteling
Nederlands

Storyline

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy’s fate.

KINO is proud to present a retrospective on the features of writer and director Sidney Lumet. The versatile filmmaker worked mainly outside of the Hollywood machine but always secured the greatest talent in front of his camera as his reputation as an ‘actor’s director’ secured no less than seventeen Oscar nominations for his leads. His beloved New York City was often not only a geographical setting but a vital asset in his films as he explored the metropole from its classiest office buildings to its seediest back alleys. Unlike for instance Coppola or Scorsese, Lumet’s oeuvre is less distinctive in style as he always adapted his artistic choices to serve the story, not to his own visual preferences. But he is one of the great humanist directors with a fantastic catalogue waiting to be explored and we are proud to present his biggest hits as well as his lesser known films in this thirteen feature retrospective.

Trailer: Baris Azman