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QA Michael Moorcock & The Final Programme screening

Friday, August 06, 2010 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Pulp novelist, sci-fi pioneer and sometime member of Hawkwind, Michael Moorcock has written scores of subversive, groundbreaking cult books.

The BFI are screening a rare example of a big screen adaptation – don't miss this chance to The Final Programme.

Jon Finch is terrific as hip, party-hungry adventurer Jerry Cornelius, troubled by the recent passing of his father but reluctantly on the hunt for the mysterious 'Final Programme': dad’s design for the perfect self-replicating human. Meanwhile, his sister is missing and his drugged-up brother holds fierce dominion over the house where the missing microfilm is supposedly located. Somehow Jerry has to get his head together, and deal with gorgeous, icily seductive Miss Bruner (Jenny Runacre) – who's also after the design. Terrific performances all round in this fast-moving, futuristic update of the thrilling adventure tales of yesteryear, with an unmissable supporting turn from a cigar-chomping Sterling Hayden.

Director: Robert Fuest
Jon Finch, Jenny Runacre, Hugh Griffith, Patrick Magee, Sterling Hayden
USA, 1973, 2009, 81 mins

QA Michael Moorcock & The Final Programme screening

BFI Southbank,Belvedere Road, London, England SE1 8XT

9:00pm, Tues 10 Aug, 2010

More info:
Over at the BFI website