Psychology At The Movies Presents: The Usual Suspects + Q+A
Psychology and The Usual Suspects collide
Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinemas legacy and ensuring its future, for audiences and filmmakers. Near the end of The Usual Suspects, Kevin Spacey – in his Oscar-winning performance as crippled con man Roger “Verbal” Kint – says, "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.” This may be the key line in this story. The further along the movie goes, the more one realises that not everything is quite what it seems, and what began as a conventional whodunit turns into something quite different. Following the screening there will be a Q+A/debate session putting the film under the scrutiny and analysis of psychologists and therapists. Certificate: 18. Valid ID required. Running time: 1 hour 46 minutes.
"…damn near untouchable. Next to this, most other crime films feel petty."