Detroit Film Theatre


THE RED RIDING TRILOGY

Friday, March 19, 2010 – Sunday, March 28, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • Fees Apply
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One of the year’s most audacious cinematic events, The Red Riding Triolgy was adapted for British television from David Peace’s superb series of crime novels about the hunt for the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer who terrorized England in the 1970s and 80s. Though they all share the same screenwriter, each of these three interlocking tales deals with a different year in the search for the killer, and each of the three directors uses his own unique cinematic style to bring the story to the screen. While the three films stand on their own as bravura crime dramas, seeing the entire trilogy in sequence provides one of the richest and most memorable film noir experiences in modern cinema.

"Visionary filmmaking. Mammoth, sensationally violent and beautiful, The Red Riding Trilogy is a thrilling experience." -David Denby, The New Yorker

Special ticket prices apply. $10 general admission, $9 students, seniors, DIA members. Ticket valid for all three films and may be used together or on separate days.

PURCHASE TICKETS

RED RIDING 1974
(UK/2009—directed by Julien Jarrold)
Lazy and libidinous rookie journalist Eddie Dunford (Andrew Garfield) is researching a series of abductions when he begins to suspect a connection between the crimes and the higher echelons of Yorkshire power; he’s soon in more danger than he could have imagined. (105 min.)

Friday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 at 1:00 p.m.

RED RIDING 1980
(UK/2009—directed by James Marsh)
Veteran police constable Peter Hunter (Paddy Considine) is recruited to officially take over the investigation, but his theories about the killings begin to incite a growing controversy over his involvement, particularly among his colleagues. (96 min.)

Friday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 26 at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m.

RED RIDING 1983
(UK/2009—directed by Anand Tucker)
When a schoolgirl girl is kidnapped, Detective Maurice Jobson (David Morrissey) is startled by the clear similarities to a case he had worked years earlier, one in which the suspect – now in prison and deeply disturbed – was convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty. (104 min.)

Friday, March 19 at 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 20 at 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 21 at 5:00 p.m.
Friday, March 26 at 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27 at 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 28 at 5:00 p.m.