Blow-Out (Film 101) at Real Art Ways

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Blow-Out (Film 101)

Plot: A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Conversation: Brian De Palma’s story of a sound man splices together Blow Up and The Conversation, but the results are more than a simple hybrid. A complex political tale woven through a behind-the-scenes movie, Blow-Out plays with the constructed nature of the soundtrack without losing our fascination. We’ll discuss the idea of a “sound designer,” the pleasures of analog sound, and “the screaming point.”

Directed by Brian De Palma
107 minutes
MPAA Rating - R

Cinema Admission:
Real Art Ways Members: $5 | Senior & Student Members: $4.50
Regular Admission: $11 | Seniors (65+): $7 | Full-Time Students (With ID): $7

Real Art Ways's facilities are wheelchair accessible. Assisted listening devices are available at the café. 

"''Blow Out'' is the work of a high-spirited, irrepressible director ...''Blow Out'' is great if chilly fun."

The New York Times

"A movie which continues [De Palma] practice of making cross-references to other movies, other directors, and actual historical events, and which nevertheless is his best and most original work."

"He’s playing it straight, and asking you—trusting you—to respond... This is the first film [De Palma] has made about the things that really matter to him. “Blow Out” begins with a joke; by the end, the joke has been turned inside out... It’s a great movie."

New Yorker