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101 mins – United States 1990 – Dir: Kathryn Bigelow
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ron Silver and Clancy Brown

Rookie cop Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis) orders a burglar to drop his gun. He whirls to shoot. Too late. Turner fires, killing him instantly. But she doesn’t know that someone has been watching. And when that someone lifts the assailant’s gun from the crime scene, carves Turner’s name into the bullets and uses them in a series of murders, Turner is drawn into a deadly game of wits with a psychopath who’s always one step ahead and much closer than she thinks!

This psychological thriller vividly depicts a female cop’s mental and physical struggles with an obsessed psychopathic killer.

After Blue Steel there is a 12 minute video essay about the film, created by Triskel’s Head of Cinema, Chris O’Neill.

Thurs 6 Oct
8.15pm

Kathryn Bigelow Season

In an interview with the BBC film programme Moving Pictures from 1990, Kathryn Bigelow says that cinema has the ability to have, “A Profound Emotional Response”, on an audience. She has repeatedly demonstrated this throughout her career, with films which are simultaneously gritty and authentic while also being poetic and stylised. This season of films is just a small sampling of this Academy Award Winning director’s work.

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Bigelow's seductively stylish, wildy fetishistic thriller is proof that a woman can enter a traditionally male world and, like Megan, beat men at their own game
Time Out
Bigelow's seductively stylish, wildy fetishistic thriller is proof that a woman can enter a traditionally male world and, like Megan, beat men at their own game
Time Out
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