Critics hated it, and Warner Bros barely saw fit to release it, but Performance has endured as a cult favorite. It's also arguably the greatest-ever big-screen showcase for a visually dazzling Mick Jagger.
Chas, a violent and psychotic East London gangster needs a place to lie low after a hit that should never have been carried out. He finds the perfect cover in the form of guest house run by the mysterious Mr. Turner, a one-time rock superstar, who is looking for the right spark to rekindle his faded talent.
Screening as part of our Film Firsts Season, in partnership with Northumbria University.
Running Time: 1hr 41mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell
Year of release: 1970
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