Thursday 16 September, 20:00

James Ellroy’s Feast and Death

Vikram Jayanti, 2001, England, 90’, OVSS

James Ellroy is the author of the book on which the film LA Confidential was based. When he was ten, his mother was murdered by a stranger. This tragedy was to influence the dark underworld that Ellroy explores in his novels.


Vikram Jayanti accompanies the American writer on a journey through his everyday life and obsessions, including Ellroy's lunches with police friends where they discuss cases and killings. The writer is filmed in his Kansas house, visiting the place where Kennedy was assassinated and in his favourite LA nightspots.