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Miami Digital Premiere of the cult classic! "EARLY DE PALMA" SISTERS by Brian De Palma

  • 30 Jun 2016
  • 8:50 PM - 10:45 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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THU, JUNE 30, 8:50p:

Miami Digital Premiere

of the cult classic!



Directed by BRIAN DE PALMA/1973/1 hr, 33mins.

With Margo Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning

Director Brian De Palma made a name for himself with this twisty shocker starring a pre-Superman Margot Kidder as the mysterious Danielle. A French-Canadian model, Danielle may be covering up a murder to protect her recently separated homicidal Siamese twin--or maybe not. Plucky female reporter Grace Collier (Jennifer Salt) witnessed the killing from her apartment window but can't convince some clueless cops to investigate, so she hires a private detective (Charles Durning) to help her solve the case. Eventually she winds up at a mysterious sanitarium in the clutches of Danielle's creepy psychiatrist husband, Emil (William Finley), and begins to unravel the shocking truth. Scary, funny, clever, and firmly rooted in a Hitchcockian universe, Sisters set the tone for many of De Palma's future works, including Dressed to Kill and Raising Cain. Bernard Herrmann's score even recalls his work on Psycho--only this time he's spruced things up with bizarre electronic effects.

“Brian De Palma’s “Sisters” was made more or less consciously as an homage to Alfred Hitchcock, but it has a life of its own and it’s a neat little mystery picture. The opening is pure Hitchcock. The movie begins with events so commonplace they’re almost trivial, and the horror of the situation is revealed only gradually…De Palma directs with a nice feeling for the incongruous”.-Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times

Introduced by Miami New Times Film Critic Juan Barquin

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