Noir City 2020: ACT OF VIOLENCE & SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT
Presented by the American Cinematheque, the American Legion and the Film Noir Foundation
Tuesday, March 10 7:30 PM
Military Noir Double Feature: ACT OF VIOLENCE, 1948, Warner Bros., 81 min. Dir. Fred Zinnemann. A dark masterpiece made during the Metro tenure of producer Dore Schary, this is emblematic film noir. Psychically scarred Robert Ryan stalks war hero Van Heflin from sylvan Big Bear Lake to the nocturnal underbelly of downtown L.A. Robert Surtees stunning cinematography captures the dark side of the postwar boom, as well as superb performances from the entire cast, including a jaw-droppingly gorgeous 20-year-old Janet Leigh and a revelatory Mary Astor as a blowsy, street-wise hooker. Zinnemanns only foray into film noir is one of the best of the classic era.
Archival Print! SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT, 1946, 20th Century Fox, 111 min. Dir. Joseph Mankiewicz. An amnesiac vet (John Hodiak) prowls through the Los Angeles underworld searching for the mysterious Larry Cravat, the lone clue to his true identity. Mankiewiczs vastly underrated noir is a timeless trip through the noir netherworld, a place where no one can be trusted. With Richard Conte, Lloyd Nolan, Nancy Guild and a rogue's gallery of familiar faces lending vivid support.
Introductions by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation and American Legion Post 43. Join us for cocktails at the Post 43 bar starting at 6:00 PM.
Special Ticket Price: $15. No vouchers.
ALL SALES FINAL: NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES
Free parking in the Hollywood Heritage lot (2100 N. Highland). There is no entrance facing Highland - go around the corner on Milner Road or Odin Street and then immediately into the lot.
Hollywood Legion Theater at Post 43 (View)
2035 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068