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THE LAVENDER HILL MOB and THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT

THE LAVENDER HILL MOB
12:40 4:10 7:50
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT
2:20 6:00 9:45

Friday, June 20 - Saturday, June 21

2 films for 1 admission - tickets available at box office only

THE LAVENDER HILL MOBTHE LAVENDER HILL MOB

New Restoration

(1951, Charles Crichton) Seedy hustler Stanley Holloway gets the gist of fastidious bank clerk Alec Guinness’ scheme: conceal gold bullion in tacky Eiffel Tower souvenirs. Smash hit Ealing comedy won an Oscar for scripter T.E.B. Clarke and a Best Actor nomination for Guinness. Approx. 82 min. DCP.
12:40, 4:10, 7:50
Also screens as a single feature on Monday, June 30

“Inventive, economic, masterly... one of the most glorious gems in the Ealing crown.”
– Phillip French, The Observer

“Both a joyous comedy and a tense thriller. Indeed, its climactic car-chase sequence is easily as dramatic as any of those found in today's summer blockbusters.”
– Sukhdev Sandhu, Daily Telegraph

THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUITTHE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT

New Restoration

(1951, Alexander Mackendrick) Ordinary but obsessed scientist Guinness invents a fabric that never wears out and never gets dirty, but then must contend with planned-obsolescence-loving Labor & Capital and the sexily low notes of Joan Greenwood — but nature provides its own climax. Approx. 85 min. DCP.
2:20, 6:00, 9:45

“The Ealing comedies didn’t come much better.”
– Dave Kehr

“A BRILLIANT SATIRICAL COMEDY! Mackendrick directs with a controlled bravado rare in the British cinema, achieving small throwaway miracles of timing, underlining nuances of comedy acting, and carefully building climactic scenes in the Eisenstein approved manner.”

– Leslie Halliwell



"THE FUNNIEST OF THE GREAT FIFTIES EALING STUDIO COMEDIES! [In] a new restoration—the better to savor that phosphorescent suit, Joan Greenwood's purr, and the blend of crisp British diction and Mackendrick's heathery Scottish timing."

– David Edelstein, New York magazine