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CITY STREETS & STREET OF CHANCE

Thursday, December 18

CITY STREETS
12:303:507:10

STREET OF CHANCE
2:105:309:00

CITY STREETS

Starring GARY COOPER and SYLVIA SIDNEY

(1931, Rouben Mamoulian) Carny worker Gary Cooper is roped into crime by his love for gangster’s daughter Sylvia Sidney, in Hammett’s sole original screenplay; with an alibi established by cigar ash length, two stone cats looking on at a bitchy argument, and ten murders, “none of them actually seen” (Mamoulian). Approx. 80 min. 35mm.
12:30, 3:50, 7:10

“[Cinematographer] Lee Garmes’s gleaming highlights and bottomless shadows, SEETHE WITH ELEGANT AND EFFORTLESS MONSTROSITY.” 
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“Probably the first sophisticated treatment of a gangster picture.” 
– Variety

“STRIKINGLY STYLISED BOOTLEGGING YARN, SAID TO HAVE BEEN AN AL CAPONE FAVOURITE… Mamoulian creates a wonderfully evocative, low-key atmosphere with terrific camerawork from Lee Garmes.” 
–  Tom Milne, Time Out (London)

STREET OF CHANCE

Starring BURGESS MEREDITH

(1942, Jack Hively) Burgess Meredith, waking up in a strange part of town, finds a year that has passed, a fiancée he’s never met, and a murdered boss. From yet another Woolrich story and “an important early entry in the Noir cycle” (Robert Porfirio). Approx. 74 min. 35mm.
2:10, 5:30, 9:00