Thursday 3 April

badlands

BADLANDS

JON’S PSYCHOPATH EVENT

Ever since Jon published his book The Psychopath Test, he’s often been asked what the most accurate portrayal of a movie psychopath is. Robert Hare, the inventor of the famous Psychopath Checklist, believes the answer is Holly – Sissy Spacek’s character in Badlands. And so, preceding this screening, Jon will tell the story of how he became a certified psychopath spotter.

‘He wanted to die with me and I dreamed of being lost forever in his arms.’ Amidst a visually poetic Midwest landscape, a young couple take off on a dreamy, but deadly crime spree. She seems to occupy a teen fanzine fantasy world, and he plays it ‘just like James Dean.’Malick’s hypnotic debut feature is gorgeously compelling.

Includes bonus showing of THE DOG THROWER, Jon Ronson’s new comedy short film.