NOIR CITY Sean Penn in Person! The Pledge
SEAN PENN IN PERSON!
Join us for a very special evening as NOIR CITY honors a contemporary director whose first three films-- The Indian Runner, The Crossing Guard, and The Pledge -- continue, extend, and deepen the spirit of noir.
THE PLEDGE On the eve of retirement, Nevada cop Jerry Black (Jack Nicholson) promises a grieving mother that he'll find her daughter's murderer. As his investigation becomes an obsession, Jerry struggles to piece together clues before he loses his mind. Directed by Sean Penn, from the novel by Friedrich Durrenmatt. With Robin Wright Penn, Patricia Clarkson, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Benicio Del Toro. Warner Bros., 2001. 124 min.
"DIRECTOR'S CHOICE" LATE SHOW Following an onstage conversation, Sean Penn introduces his favorite film noir from the classic era. We're not announcing the title -- you have to be there for the surprise!
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