NOIR CITY 11: STREET OF CHANCE / THE CHASE / THE WINDOW
Saturday, February 2: Cornell Woolrich Triple Bill!
The price of admission gets you in for the afternoon triple bill (1:00, 2:35, and 4:20) OR the evening triple bill (6:00, 7:30, and 9:15).
STREET OF CHANCE
(1942, Paramount [Universal], 74 min.)
New 35mm Print!
Finally! The very first adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich suspense novel returns to the big screen in a brand-new 35mm print! A man loses his memory after being struck by a falling beam, and as he struggles to piece his life together he realizes he's lived the preceding year as another person! Is it all a tortured twist of fate or a sinister, calculated plot?
(1946, United Artists [UCLA], 86 min.)
One of the strangest films of the 1940s is at long last restored to its original bizarre glory! Drifter Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) is hired as a chauffeur by shady operator Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), but soon realizes that his boss is a crazy crook. What's an honest guy to do? Obviously: fall in love with the boss's sexy French wife (Michele Morgan) and help her escape to Havana! That's the set-up for a dreamily hypnotic noir in which nothing is quite what it seems -- even the supposed rules of conventional storytelling. As close as any Hollywood film of the era came to presaging the dark and dreamy world of David Lynch.
(1949, RKO [WB/UCLA/FNF], 73 min.)
FNF 35mm Preservation!
A young boy in a New York tenement witnesses a murder but no one, not even his own parents, believes him, except his upstairs neighbors . . . the killers! A fantastic cast helps make this the best adaptation ever of a Woolrich story, and one of the greatest suspense films of all time.
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