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Cinema Rising presents: Hardcore 18

Screened in partnership with Cinema Rising
Paul Schrader, USA, 1979, 108m.

After his daughter mysteriously disappears, Jake Van Dorn (George C. Scott) sees her in an 8mm porn film and journeys from Grand Rapids, Michigan to the sordid underbelly of Los Angeles, intent on finding her. Directed by Paul Schrader (American Gigolo, First Reformed, The Card Counter), Hardcore is an evocative and troubling neo-noir informed by the director’s strict religious upbringing and his outsider status in Hollywood.



This screening is presented by Cinema Rising, a London-based film project that includes a double-feature podcast, an online journal, and a programme of in-person events.



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George C. Scott, Peter Boyle, Season Hubley, Dick Sargent

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