KINO presents: The Outsider: The Films of Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet Special

KINO presents: The Outsider: The Films of Sidney Lumet

“In Hollywood, actors learn to act from watching television. In New York people learn to act by walking down the street.” Starting February, 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.

12 Angry Men (1957) – a 35mm presentation
a 35mm presentation Sidney Lumet Special

12 Angry Men (1957) – a 35mm presentation

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.

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  • Geweld
  • Groftaalgebruik
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
Sidney Lumet Special

The Fugitive Kind (1960)

When drifter Valentine Xavier arrives in a southern town, he catches the eye of the married Lady Torrance and the oversexed alcoholic, Carol Cutrere. Both vie for his attention, with Lady Torrance emerging victorious, offering Xavier employment in her general store, while her cancer-stricken husband is bedridden upstairs. After impregnating Lady Torrance and butting heads with friends of her husband, Xavier must make a crucial decision.

The Pawnbroker (1964)
Sidney Lumet Special

The Pawnbroker (1964)

Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant, this drama focuses on former professor Sol Nazerman, the survivor of a German concentration camp who now runs a pawn shop in East Harlem. Having witnessed his family’s death at the hands of the Nazis, he is embittered toward humanity and pushes away anyone around him, including his young Puerto Rican employee, Jesus.  As Nazerman contends with his internal conflicts, the harsh realities of the city affect his life as well.

Fail Safe (1964)
Sidney Lumet Special

Fail Safe (1964)

During the Cold War, U.S. bomber jets are equipped with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when and if to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the President of the United States (Henry Fonda) must scramble to fix the mistake before the bombs are dropped on Moscow. He manages to stop almost all the bombers headed for Moscow, except for one determined pilot who manages to complete his mission, with deadly consequences.

The Hill (1965) – a 35mm presentation
a 35mm presentation Sidney Lumet Special

The Hill (1965) – a 35mm presentation

Five British soldiers are sent to a detention camp in the Libyan Desert, including Sergeant Major Roberts (Sean Connery), whose conviction for the assault of an officer is shrouded in mystery. As punishment, the vicious Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry) orders the prisoners to continuously climb a man-made hill in the scorching desert heat. Though his colleague, Staff Sergeant Harris (Ian Bannen), sympathizes with the new detainees, he can only watch as Williams goes to sadistic extremes.

Serpico (1973) – 50th anniversary
Sidney Lumet Special

Serpico (1973) – 50th anniversary

Frank Serpico (Al Pacino) is an idealistic New York City cop who refuses to take bribes, unlike the rest of the force. His actions get Frank shunned by the other officers, and often placed in dangerous situations by his partners. When his superiors ignore Frank’s accusations of corruption, he decides to go public with the allegations. Although this causes the Knapp Commission to investigate his claims, Frank has also placed a target on himself. The film is based on a true story.

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  • Eng
  • Groftaalgebruik
  • Seks
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Sidney Lumet Special

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Having concluded a case, detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) settles into what he expects will be a relaxing journey home aboard the Orient Express. But when an unpopular billionaire is murdered en route, Poirot takes up the case, and everyone on board the famous train is a suspect. Using an avalanche blocking the tracks to his advantage, Poirot gradually realizes that many of the passengers have revenge as a motive, and he begins to home in on the culprit.

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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Sidney Lumet Special

Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

When inexperienced criminal Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino) leads a bank robbery in Brooklyn, things quickly go wrong, and a hostage situation develops. As Sonny and his accomplice, Sal Naturile (John Cazale), try desperately to remain in control, a media circus develops and the FBI arrives, creating even more tension. Gradually, Sonny’s surprising motivations behind the robbery are revealed, and his standoff with law enforcement moves toward its inevitable end.

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  • Eng
  • Geweld
Network (1976)
Sidney Lumet Special

Network (1976)

Director Sidney Lumet helmed this brilliantly vitriolic dissection of network television from Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning script. Peter Finch won a posthumous Oscar for Best Actor as Howard Beale, the fired news anchorman who goes mad on nationwide TV, threatening to kill himself on camera and utters the famous line: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” William Holden is equally impressive as Beale’s old friend and boss, head of network news Max Shumacher.

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  • Eng
  • Geweld
  • Groftaalgebruik
Prince of the City (1981) – a 35mm presentation
a 35mm presentation Sidney Lumet Special

Prince of the City (1981) – a 35mm presentation

New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees — provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he’ll end up going down himself.

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  • Discriminatie
  • Drugs
  • Groftaalgebruik
The Verdict (1982)

The Verdict (1982)

Hollywood’s Elder Statesman and all round awesome guy, Paul Newman really sunk his teeth into the role of an alcoholic ambulance-chasing lawyer taking on an unwinnable case to save what is left of his reputation and his soul.

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  • Eng
  • Geweld
  • Groftaalgebruik
Running on Empty (1988)
Sidney Lumet Special

Running on Empty (1988)

This deeply moving drama about a family of four on the run from the law for over fourteen years showcases Lumet’s deep empathy for the characters in his films. River Phoenix is perfectly cast as the oldest child reaching semi-adulthood and dreaming to enter the real world armed with his talent for the piano but kept back by his parent’s dark past.

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Specials

Companion piece: Au hasard Balthazar (1966)
Classic Special

Companion piece: Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

With the release of Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO about the trials and tribulations of a little donkey surviving in man’s cruel world, we screen Robert Bresson’s masterpiece Au hasard Balthazar.

KINO presents: NIKO’s resto
Food

KINO presents: NIKO’s resto

Starting October 20th, dinner and a movie is back on the menu! Met trots introduceren wij NIKO’s resto; een ‘laid back but on point’ burger restaurant met comfort food en gezonde sides.

[SOLD OUT] KINO Boogie Nights Vol. 5

[SOLD OUT] KINO Boogie Nights Vol. 5

We're finally getting ready for our 5th edition of KINO Boogie Nights, om 27.01 + 03.02 our biggest screening room, KINO 1 turns into a club. Get those tickets now!