God Told Me To (Cohen, 1976): Film Club at Sanctum Hotel, Soho, 7pm
The Film Club at the Sanctum Hotel put on some wonderful movies and you can read more about them here at their Facebook page.
Time Out review:
'A delirious mix of sci-fi, pseudo-religious
fantasy and horror detective thriller, with Lo Bianco as the perfect
existential anti-hero - a New York cop and closet Catholic, guiltily
trapped between wife and mistress. His investigations into a bizarre
spate of mass murders lead right to the top: Jesus Christ, no less, is
provoking innocent citizens to go on a murderous rampage. The
wonderfully insane plot - involving spaceships, genetics and police
corruption - builds to an ambiguous climax: a 'gay' confrontation which
suggests an outrageous alternative to anal intercourse. God Told Me To
overflows with such perverse and subversive notions that no amount of
shoddy editing and substandard camerawork can conceal the film's unusual
qualities. Digging deep into the psyche of American manhood, it lays
bare the guilt-ridden oppressions of a soulless society.'
What a trailer . . . which you can see here.