fraenkel film festival

Blow-Up

Selected by Christian Marclay

In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker’s first English-language feature. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, Blow-Up takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era. Blow-Up is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema’s greatest artists.

Part of the Fraenkel Film Festival

Runtime
1h 50m
Year
1966
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Format
DCP
Country
United Kingdom/Italy
First Showing
July 12, 2024

Showtimes

Friday, July 12, 2024 9:00 PM
Location Big Roxie

Note films start right at the listed showtime.
Discounted for members with promo code (email membership@roxie.com for details)
All-films festival passes ($200) and 6-film passes ($72) available here.

All ticket sales are final.