DARKNESS AT NOON
Monday, July 27
(1956, Tadashi Imai) Yakkai, Japan, 1951, and in the wake of a double murder and robbery the police quickly nail the admitted killer — plus his four accomplices? Police brutality, forced confessions... death sentences? Almost literally ripped from the headlines (the case was still under appeal) muck-raking procedural, and the third of the unsung Imai’s five Best Picture winners from Japan’s Golden Decade (1951-60). Approx. 122 min. 35mm print courtesy Kawakita Memorial Film Institute, Tokyo.