Previously at the ICA - Films

Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, De Palma, 2015

De Palma

23 Sep 20166 Oct 2016

One of the few genuine auteurs who enjoyed sustained Hollywood success, 75-year-old Brian De Palma (Scarface, Carrie) is the worthy subject of this illuminating documentary by two of cinema’s recent crop of commercially adroit yet innovative directors, Noah Baumbach (Mistress America) and Jake Paltrow (Bad Land: Road To Fury). De Palma largely sidesteps the director’s personal life to concentrate on his work, disarmingly acknowledging his Hitchcockian influences with clips from Obsession and other films. While De Palma admits that happenstance is what largely governs his and indeed most directors’ work—Baumbach and Paltrow being cases in point—some of his juicier observations here concern the actors he’s worked with: Orson Welles forgetting his lines, Cliff Robertson’s perma-tanned arrogance, Sean Penn tormenting Michael J. Fox, and his great discovery, Robert de Niro, conniving to bump up his fee. Riveting from start to finish.

DE PALMA - UK TRAILER - In Cinemas September 23rd

De Palma, dir. Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, USA 2015, 107 mins.

The ICA Cinemas are completely ad-free. Please note the feature will start following a selection of trailers and information relevant to the ICA programme. All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated

Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback

Enjoy great films for even less with ICA Membership. Every Tuesday, Cinema tickets are just £3 for ICA Members (£6 full price). Learn more about becoming an ICA Member from as little as £10

Sign up to our film newsletter to find out what’s coming up


E.g., 22-03-2018
E.g., 22-03-2018