Anthony Hopkins in 'The Silence of the Lambs'

A film cycle in memory of Jonathan Demme

This August the Filmoteca de Catalunya will be screening titles like The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia.

Film director and producer Jonathan Demme died on 26 April at the age of 73, leaving behind a career with well-known titles such as The Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. Barcelona's Filmoteca de Catalunya aims to pay tribute to his this August with a cycle titled In Memoriam: Jonathan Demme, which will run from 2 to 18 August.

Demme's film career includes everything from comedies to drama, from thrillers to concert films, and from documentaries to video clips. He was a film-maker with an uncanny ability to portray American life through social satires featuring extravagant characters. The cycle is set to open on 2 August with The Silence of the Lambs, his famous psychological thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster. It will be screened again on 5 August, while on the 4 and 6 August cinema-goers can see Philadelphia, his lauded feature film starring Tom Hanks which was the first big Hollywood production to tackle the issue of AIDS. The other two films in the cycle are older: Stop Making Sense, from 1984, features the band Talking Heads in one of the best rock concerts ever to make it to the cinema screen, and Something Wild, from 1986, which tells the story of a New York yuppie who meets a girl and finds himself breaking all of the rules in the book on his way to New Jersey. Stop Making Sense can be seen on 11and 12 August and Something Wild on 13 and 18 August.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017
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