45 Years of The Omen: A Tribute to Richard Donner

Thursday 25 Nov 2021 - 7:30pm
£5 + Booking Fee

Directed by Richard Donner (Superman, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon) who passed away earlier this year. Donner shot this at a pace that creates moods of fear punctuated by sly and devilish humour.

Stunningly photographed by Gilbert Taylor (Dr. Strangelove, Star WarsA Hard Day’s Night) with lots of deep focus and use of reflection and shadows, it’s a master class in the genre. The climactic scene alone is perhaps the most chilling final 20 minutes ever put on film, and Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar® winning music is the icing on the cake.

American diplomat Robert (Gregory Peck) adopts Damien (Harvey Stephens) when his wife, Katherine (Lee Remick), delivers a stillborn child. After Damien's first nanny hangs herself, Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton) warns Robert that Damien will kill Katherine's unborn child. Thus begins a terrifying and thrilling journey of discovery.

Featuring a 10 minute concert film of Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar® winning music score to introduce the movie. Diago Navarro conducting the Tenerife Film Orchestra and Choir (courtesy of Robert Townson Productions). A post screening discussion with archive documentary clips including cast and crew will be hosted by Tim Burden, Jim McClean, Gavin Logan and Danny Brown.

Produced by Banterflix & Braid Film Theatre with Fright Club NI.

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£5 + Booking Fee