Although controversial in 1971, Straw Dogs is considered by many to be one of Peckinpah's greatest films. Dustin Hoffman plays an American mathematician who moves to his wife’s Cornish hometown. There he is treated with contempt by the locals. The bookish pacifist is treated with contempt by the locals. After Hoffman's wife is raped, the perpetrators launch an all-out assault against the couple. Hoffman takes a chilling, bloody revenge against his persecutors.
Presented by Johnny Mains in conversation with Susan George.
Date: 14 November
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPIA.
Dir: Sam Peckinpah
Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P McKenna, Colin Welland
Running time: 116 mins