Thu 16 February 2006 // 20:00
(Bent Hamer / 2005 / Norway/USA / 93 mins / 35mm / cert15)
(Tues 14th + Thurs 16th / 8pm / £4/3)
Henry Chinaski (Matt Dillon) works in factories and warehouses to support his chosen lifestyle: drinking, gambling, pulling women who are as self-destructive as he is and, above all, writing stories that no one wants to publish.
Based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, this comedy/drama follows Henry (Bukowski’s alter ego) through a series of dead-end jobs sandwiched between days and nights of drinking, women and his on going efforts to capture it all in his writing. It is the story of a man living on the edge, of a writer who is willing to risk everything to make sure that his life is his poetry.