Zabriskie Point mixes documentary footage of real social unrest with a story of an armed student revolutionary. Michelangelo Antonioni’s underappreciated tale of campus radicals, free love, stoned hippies and social unrest deserves to be seen on the big screen in all its whacked out glory. Zabriskie Point mixes documentary footage of real social unrest with a story of an armed student revolutionary who steals a plane and meets a young hippie chick in the sun bleached, otherworldly landscape of Death Valley. An extraordinary time capsule of a movie, well worth seeing for its depiction of the counterculture movement, 1960s Los Angeles, and its final explosive slow-motion climax.

Part of the Magnum Photos & Masters of Cinema retrospective that also includes: Aparajito, The Gospel According to St Matthew, Orphée, Stalker, and Taste of Cherry. An exhibition to accompany the retrospective is in the Film Festival Bar at Leeds Town Hall from 1st to 16th November. In addition, you can see Cinema Through the Eye of Magnum and The Magnum Eye as part of LIFF 2017.

Ticket offers: the LIFF 2017 Pass is incredible value or see 6 films for the price of 5 (available by phone or in person only) - details here.

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