Meta-meta-meta-meta-giallo double feature! This weekend, the Brattle is premiering Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, featuring Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) in the lead. Jones plays Gilderoy, an everyman-type sound engineer summoned to work on an Italian horror film in the 1970’s exploitation-heyday. Between the bureaucratic nonsense of the job and his repeated subjection to re-recordings of screams, Gilderoy starts to lose grip on the difference between reality and cinema. One of the biggest draws of this one is the score, which features some of the last music recorded by the dearly missed British band Broadcast.
Dario Argento is regarded as one of the masters of giallo, the genre paid homage to by BSS. For this double feature, the Brattle is graciously showing Argento’s classic Suspiria in 35mm. Relive all the psychedelic, Goblin-soundtracked horror on the big screen tonight.
Berberian Sound Studio // 9:30 PM (6/22-23) // $6.75-$12
Suspiria // 11:30 PM (6/22 ONLY) // Both at the Brattle Theater