NOIR CITY Honoring Screenwriter Dalton Trumbo -- THE PROWLER / GUN CRAZY
(d. Joseph Losey, United Artists, 1951, 92 min.) NOT ON DVD! BRAND-NEW RESTORED 35 MM PRINT!
Don't miss the re-premiere of a nearly forgotten masterpiece! Joseph Losey's greatest American-made film, written by the legendary blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, has been fully restored to its original bleak splendor by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Crazed cop Webb Garwood (Van Heflin) stalks a lonely Los Angeles housewife (Evelyn Keyes) and eventually decides to win her in time-honored noir tradition: by knocking off her husband.
(d. Joseph H. Lewis, United Artists, 1950, 86 min.)
Dalton Trumbo was the uncredited screenwriter of this "B" masterwork. No picture before or since has more deliriously used sidearms as sexual symbols. Loopy, corny, overheated, and one stunning adrenaline rush of creative moviemaking from start to finish, highlighted by several of the most exciting action sequences ever filmed.
SPECIAL LITERARY EVENT
A HELL OF A WOMAN BOOKSIGNING
The most eagerly anticipated crime fiction event of 2008! A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir, edited by Megan Abbott, is a collection of 26 short stories (and a dazzling array of appreciations) by the creme de la creme of contemporary crime writers, many of whom will be at the Castro to sign what's already being hailed as the best noir anthology in years. Book sales and signing sponsored by the M Is for Mystery bookstore.
NOIR CITY EXTRA!
WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF THE GRAND INQUISITOR
(scr/dir. Eddie Muller, 2008, 20 min.)
Legendary blacklisted actress Marsha Hunt, 90, returns to the screen in what director Eddie Muller calls "a noir fairy tale, based on actual events." A cache of used books leads an intrepid young investigator to the home of a woman who may or may not be the widow of America's most notorious unapprehended serial killer.
Double feature admission: $12
Tickets will be available at the door on the day of show. You may only pick up tickets for the individual day of the show. If you are buying tickets for multiple days and want them all at once, please choose to have them mailed to you.
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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