PARTY GIRL & F FOR FAKE
Saturday, August 24
4:15 8:05 Buy Tickets
(1958, Nicholas Ray) In Prohibition Chicago, limping gangland mouthpiece Robert Taylor falls for dancing “party girl” Cyd Charisse and decides it's time to go straight – but will impulsively brutal Capone-like kingpin Lee J. Cobb let him go? 35mm. Approx. 99 min.
“Every sequence is a cascade of ideas.”
– Cahiers du Cinéma
“A flamboyant poem in delirious color and scope.”
– Jonathan Rosenbaum
F FOR FAKE
6:15 10:05 Buy Tickets
(1973, Orson Welles) Orson Welles the filmmaker/magician keeps the rabbits coming, starting with already shot footage (by François Reichenbach) on art forger Elmyr de Hory and Howard Hughes “memoirs” hoaxer Clifford Irving, then adding his own visual and verbal sleight-of-hand. 35mm. Approx. 89 min.
“A playful, personal essay, full of worldly cynicism and twinkly-eyed charm.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“At [Welles’] most suave and mellifluous, the talk show Prospero is here doing a Rumpelstiltskin act, trying to turn rough horsehair padding into gold… the film remains essential viewing for admirers of the great cineaste and showman.”
– Philip French, The Guardian