It’s worth watching the watchers

28th May, 2011

Throughout June, the Irish Film Institute will curate a series of classic American conspiracy thrillers from the 1970s.

The High Anxiety season presents a superb selection of movies from a particularly potent era of social upheaval, which resulted in a shift in conventional storytelling and filmmaking.

These films, known collectively as ‘‘film noia’’, mixed elements of classic noir and detective genres with the growing cynicism felt by audiences in the wake of Watergate and the...

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