Is there any movie more haunted than Nicolas Roeg's classic 1973 creeper Don't Look Now? The naked loss in the eyes of Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland as a couple mourning the death of their young daughter; the grey mists and back alleys of Venice, at once seductive and dangerous; the ice-blue gaze and absolute certainty of the blind psychic; the glimpses of that infernal red raincoat. Though perhaps best known for its sexy stars' graphic bedroom scene, its real allure is in the riveting performances, fragmented editing and twisty screenplay (based on a short story by Daphne du Maurier) and the aura of menace that Roeg establishes from the first frame. Given that parts of the film take place in an ancient church that Sutherland's character has come to restore, the Gothic reaches of The Vault should make for the perfect ambience.
Don't Look Now
Second Screen Cult Cinema at The Vault, 611 N. Franklin St., Tampa.
Sept. 14: 6 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. show. $5 suggested donation.