The Birthday Party


Film runs
Sat, Nov 23
Thu, Nov 28

The Birthday Party
William Friedkin, 1968
U.K. | Format: 35mm | 123 minutes

In what Harold Clurman called “a fantasia of fear and prosecution,” seaside boarding-house lodger Robert Shaw is terrorized and broken down by two menacing strangers (Patrick Magee and Sidney Tafler) who throw him a birthday party—even though it isn’t his birthday. British actress Dandy Nichols gave a career performance as the landlady.

Series: Harold Pinter: Comedies of Menace & Quiet Desperation

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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