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  • Actor Ava Gardner looks off into the distance in a living room; Burt Lancaster looks at her.
  • Actors Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster look at each other; he holds her arm.
  • Actor Burt Lancaster smashes a chair into a mirror.

Robert Siodmak’s
THE KILLERS

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Friday, July 19 – Thursday, July 25

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NEW 4K RESTORATION

Starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner

(1946, Robert Siodmak) Gas jockey/boxer Burt Lancaster (in his debut) holes up in a small dark room awaiting his own assassins – so far so good, from Hemingway’s classic story – but then insurance dick Edmond O’Brien teams up with cop Sam Levene to dig up all the scheming, and double-crossing – and sultry Ava Gardner – that got him there. DCP restoration. Approx. 103 min.

A UNIVERSAL PICTURES RELEASE

Reviews

“THE CITIZEN KANE OF CRIME MOVIES.”
– Eddie Muller

“LANCASTER’S FIRST AND PROBABLY BEST PERFORMANCE!” 
– Pauline Kael

“A prime example of Film Noir… its evocation of morbid atmosphere and in the sheer bravura of its staging have seldom if ever been surpassed.”
– John Russell Taylor

“Includes one of the most memorable set pieces in forties cinema: the robbery sequence filmed in one lone swooping crane take, the camera diving and panning like a demented bird. But it is the creation of the violent, alienated, amoral world that is the film’s most important achievement.”
– Christopher Lambert

“The splintered chronology, the flashbacks presented from multiple points of view, and the flashbacks within flashbacks, all have a crucial impact on both the mood and the meaning of the story… Swede is one of the most elusive of Noir’s anti-heroes, Kitty one of the genre’s most masked spider women; and the film’s own devious structure, its conflicting points of view, its choppy handling of time, reinforce the enigmatic aura that enshrouds the two main characters.” 
– Foster Hirsch