The Birthday Party


Film runs Sat, Nov 23 through Thu, Nov 28.

Sat, Nov 23


Tue, Nov 26


Tue, Nov 26


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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