THE SMALL BACK ROOM & THE MAGICIAN
Monday, August 26
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
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)