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THE KILLERS & GILDA

Tuesday, August 15

THE KILLERS
12:40   4:45   8:50

GILDA
2:35   6:40

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

THE KILLERS

Directed by Robert Siodmak
Starring Burt Lancaster and Ava Garner

(1946) 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. 35mm. Approx. 95 min.
12:40, 4:45, 8:50

“The kind of noir thriller the word quintessential was minted for.”
– Time Out (London)

GILDA

Directed by Charles Vidor
Starring Rita Hayworth

(1946) Despite critical drubbing (“high-class trash,” sniffed the Daily News), in one of the biggest box office bonanzas of its year and now a bona fide film noir classic – the high of 1940s screen eroticism. Down-and-outer Glenn Ford’s “You’ve no idea how faithful and obedient I can be” pledge to Buenos Aires nightclub magnate George Macready is threatened when the boss later produces a wife – Rita Hayworth. “There never was a woman like Gilda!” shouted the ads, and there never was a star as electrifying as Hayworth, from her hair-tossing first close-up; to her teasing bumps and grinds, dressed in black satin gown, to the strains of “Put the Blame on Mame;” to the screen-igniting sensuality of her scenes with an uncharacteristically fiery Ford. (Hayworth created such a sensation in the role that the first peacetime A-Bomb sported her likeness.) Gilda boasts some of the most feverish noir dialogue of the decade and the screen’s first multi-sexual ménage á trois – an element totally unnoticed by contemporary critics. DCP. Approx. Approx. 110 min.
2:35, 6:40

“Rita Hayworth is at her most sexy-masochistic.”
– Pauline Kael

“A wonderfully perverse neo-noir classic.”
– Philip French

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THE KILLERS

Tuesday, August 15