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  • Actor Cyd Charisse stretches her arms out in the middle of a dance number, bordered by two men with trumpets.
    PARTY GIRL
  • Actor/director Orson Welles holds a gloved hand up to his face.
    F FOR FAKE
  • Actor/director Orson Welles holds a camera up to his face.
    F FOR FAKE
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PARTY GIRL & F FOR FAKE

Saturday, August 24

DOUBLE FEATURE: Two films for one admission. Tickets purchased entitle patrons to stay and see the following film at no additional charge.

PARTY GIRL

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