An Evening With Theresa Russell (feat. "Bad Timing!")

Join us for an in-depth onstage chat with actress Theresa Russell (Bad Timing, Black Widow, Track 29, Straight Time, Eureka, Cold Heaven and many more) about her illustrious career, followed by a 35mm screening of perhaps her greatest collaboration with filmmaker Nic Roeg! After coaxing strong turns from pop music personalities in Performance (Mick Jagger) and The Man Who Fell To Earth (David Bowie), Nic Roeg found his next leading man in the unlikely Art Garfunkel, who turns in one hell of an intense performance opposite an equally on-fire Theresa Russell. Elliptically skipping back and forth through time, we open with a catatonic Russell undergoing a mysterious operation while Garfunkel looks on and recalls their stormy relationship — one which quickly degenerated into a series of psychologically violent games that treat sex and power interchangeably. Not sparing the mutual immolation of its leads for one moment, the film culminates in a searing final act that takes a Possession-like wrecking ball to the audience.
Dir. Nic Roeg, 1980, 35mm, 123 min. (Archival print courtesy of the BFI)

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Bad Timing”!