A man with glasses and a moustache (Gene Hackman) sits at a desk operating old fashioned recording equipment.

About 4K Film: The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 seminal neo-noir thriller The Conversation symbolizes the uneasy line between technology and privacy – a topic more relevant than ever today. Winner of the 1974 Palme d’Or The Conversation has been given a 4K facelift in time for the film’s 50th anniversary.

Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) is an expert surveillance expert in San Francisco. His routine wiretapping job turns into a nightmare when he hears something disturbing in his recording of a couple. Harry may have captured something a lot more important than adulterous goings-on, and his investigation of the tape and how it might be used sends him spiraling into a web of secrecy, murder and paranoia.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy.

MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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