CRIME WAVE & HIGH AND LOW
Saturday, August 31
12:30 4:50 9:05 Buy Tickets
(1954, André De Toth) Going straight isn’t easy for ex-con Gene Nelson: toothpick-chomping dick Sterling Hayden’s out to pin a murder rap on him, while former slammer roommates Charles Bronson and Ted DeCorsia are looking for a heist partnership – or else. 35mm. Approx. 73 min.
“Gritty, powerful, and economically told.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader
HIGH AND LOW
2:10 6:25 Buy Tickets
(1963, Akira Kurosawa) Shoe company exec Toshiro Mifune is in the midst of a takeover battle when the phone rings with a giant ransom demand for his son – but then in walks… The ultimate kidnap movie, with the cops led by Steve McQueen-cool Tatsuya Nakadai. Based on King’s Ransom, an Ed McBain 87th Precinct novel. 35mm. Approx. 143 min.
“One of the best detective thrillers ever filmed.”
– Edward Thompson, The New York Times