Obsession: Misery in 35mm
'I am your number one fan...'
Screening on 35mm as part of our Obsession season, Rob Reiner’s Misery joins Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Brian DePalma’s Carrie as one of the most accomplished Stephen King adaptations of all time.
Best-selling author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) crashes his car during a winter storm in the mountains. Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), Sheldon’s self-proclaimed “number-one fan,” discovers the wreck, drags him home, and does everything she can to nurture him back to health. Even if that involves a sledgehammer.
Fueled by an intense, Academy Award winning performance from Bates and a relentless sense of unease, this movie elevates the spirit of classic horror movies like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? to a whole new level.
Dir: Rob Riener, USA, 1990, 107 mins, 15+
This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk