Presented by Brenda Lieberman, Festival Director and Programmer, Calgary Underground Film Festival
SHALLOW GRAVE | Dir. Danny Boyle | 1994 | UK | 93 min | 14A
The diabolical thriller SHALLOW GRAVE was the first film from director Danny Boyle, producer Andrew Macdonald, and screenwriter John Hodge (the team behind TRAINSPOTTING). In it, three self-involved Edinburgh roommates—played by Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, and Ewan McGregor, in his first starring role—take in a brooding boarder, and when he dies of an overdose, leaving a suitcase full of money, the trio embark on a series of very bad decisions, with extraordinarily grim consequences for all. Macabre but with a streak of offbeat humor, this stylistically influential tale of guilt and derangement is a full-throttle bit of Hitchcockian nastiness. – Criterion Collection
The fourth and final film in our Salon Cinema series, in which Calgary Cinematheque gathers some of Calgary’s brightest local luminaries to share and discuss their favourite movies. The 7 p.m. screening is followed by a reception at WORKSHOP Kitchen + Culture.