THE KILLING and GUN CRAZY
Through Thursday, August 21
(1956, Stanley Kubrick) Ex-con Sterling Hayden puts together the usual suspects — including sniveling runt Elisha Cook Jr. (married to rotten-to-the-core Marie Windsor), a chess-playing wrestler, and trigger-happy weirdo Timothy Carey — to pull off a racetrack heist, as the inevitable ironic twist awaits. Co-written by pulp titan Jim Thompson. Approx. 83 min. New restoration.
2:30, 6:10, 10:00
“Arguably Stanley Kubrick's most perfectly conceived and executed film. Orson Welles was so taken with this film that after seeing it, he declared Kubrick could do no wrong. NOT TO BE MISSED!”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum
(1949, Joseph H. Lewis) A bank robbery shot from inside the getaway car in a single take, as vicious carny girl Peggy Cummins leads good-hearted gun buff John Dall into a life of crime. Approx 86 min.
12:30, 4:10, 8:00
“Magnificently enjoyable... While 1940s cinema was packed with devious dames, few can match Cummins’ hellcat sharpshooter for sheer manipulative allure.”
– Tom Huddleston, Time Out (London)