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  • A man and woman stand together, their faces pressed close together.
    THE SMALL BACK ROOM
  • A man and woman stand together, surrounded by other people.
    THE SMALL BACK ROOM
  • A woman with a white gag over her mouth looks frightened.
    THE MAGICIAN
  • A man dressed all in black stands by a woman in a white dress; a shirtless man kneels before her, holding her hand.
    THE MAGICIAN
  • An image of a man's face that is blurred so that he appears to have many eyes.
    THE MAGICIAN
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THE SMALL BACK ROOM & THE MAGICIAN

Monday, August 26

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

THE SMALL BACK ROOM

4:45   8:30  Buy Tickets

(1949, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger) Bomb disposal expert David Farrar, embittered by a tin leg courtesy of an on-the-job snafu, battles girlfriend troubles, the bottle, and a German bomb sporting an unbeatable booby trap. Vintage Noir from the makers of The Red Shoes. 35mm. Approx. 106 min.

“A badly neglected film in the Powell-Pressburger collection.”
– David Thomson

THE MAGICIAN

6:50  Buy Tickets

♪ Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1926, Rex Ingram) Occultism, hypnotism, major surgery, and the creation of life itself: just a few of the topics in this adaptation of Maugham’s novel based on “seer” Aleister Crowley. Michael Powell was Ingram’s assistant director. 35mm. Approx. 83 min.

“Of great historical interest as the missing link between German expressionism and Hollywood fantasy.”
– Tony Rayns, Time Out (London)