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Moviegoing Memories: Peter Strickland

The director of “In Fabric” tells us about his favorite cinema and the most memorable movie-going experience of his life.
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Moviegoing Memories is a series of short interviews with filmmakers about going to the movies. Peter Strickland's In Fabric is MUBI GO's Film of the Week of June 28, 2019.
Peter Strickland
Set photo by Peter Strickland
NOTEBOOK: How would you describe your movie in the least amount of words?
PETER STRICKLAND: Thames Valley Retail Nightmare
NOTEBOOK: Where and what is your favorite movie theatre?
STRICKLAND: Stadtkino in Vienna.
NOTEBOOK: Why is it your favorite?
STRICKLAND: You can always admire the walls if you get bored of the film.
NOTEBOOK: What is the most memorable movie screening of your life?
STRICKLAND: Bergman's The Seventh Seal at the National Film Theatre in 1990. They couldn't get a subtitled print, which meant we all had to don headphones with a member of staff acting out all the lines including the howls of the woman at the stake. The microphone turning off during the film's silent passages and back on when characters decided to speak again made a loud, harsh click, which made everyone jump. The memory of my first Bergman film is all of us jumping whenever Death started to speak.
NOTEBOOK: If you could choose one classic film to watch on the big screen, what would it be? 
STRICKLAND: Kikuchi (1991), by Kenchi Iwamoto. 

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