Sidney Lumet's Great Visionary Film ( Twelve Angry Men , Serpico , A Dog's Afternoon )
New HD restoration
Howard Beale has been a UBS newscaster for fifteen years. Faced with a sharp drop in audience, and despite the protests of the head of information Max Schumacher, the channel decided to do without his services. Desperate, Howard Beale announces his suicide live on television. From then on, his popularity rating exploded and Diana Christensen, head of programming, gave him carte blanche to host his own show...
After having filmed the world of justice ( Twelve Angry Men ) and the world of the police ( Serpico ), director Sidney Lumet tackles with Network, a low hand on TV to the world of the media. This fierce critique of television and its power games is as remarkable as it is chilling, magnified by the explosive interpretations of Faye Dunaway and Peter Finch. Prefiguring the supreme crowning of television and rewarded by 4 Oscars®, Network, low hand on TV remains, almost forty years later, of a terrifying topicality!
NETWORK (1976 – Colors – 121 mins) new HD restoration SUPPLEMENTS *
. "BY SIDNEY LUMET" a film by Nancy Buirski(2015 – Colors and B&W – 110 mins) Shot three years before his death in 2011, this unprecedented video documentary paints the portrait of one of the most accomplished, influential and committed directors in the history of cinema. Between two excerpts from his films (44 feature films in 50 years), the man and the artist Sidney Lumet reveals himself here with sincerity, humor and elegance.