New 4K Restoration
This screening includes DUEL
- Date and time:
- Sat, April 27, 4 pm; Free but Ticketed
Creating brilliance out of its simple premise, this early Spielberg thriller heralded the arrival of a filmmaking giant.
With unrelenting dread and an already distinct visual style, Steven Spielberg’s grueling feature debut kicked off the 1970s reminding all mild-mannered motorists the open road isn’t always a safe haven. When meek salesman David Mann (Dennis Weaver) hits the desert highway for a sales call, he’s confronted with pure existential terror in the form of an 18-wheeler from Hell. Relying on sparse dialogue, masterful cinematography, and the open road, Duel is pure genre cinema at its best. [91 min; thriller; English]
"This is a film stripped back to its bare essentials, and Spielberg thrives in having to get creative to make each moment feel as fresh and energised as the last." — Mitchell Beaupre, Little White Lies
"This simple premise—a killer truck stalks a driver—becomes the basis for an exceptionally fraught and well-made suspense film." — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Once you've seen it, you'll never forget it." — Andrew Collins, Radio Times
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