Current & Upcoming Films
CRISS CROSS / THE CROOKED WAY
I Wake Up Dreaming 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR Thursday, May 23 CRISS CROSS Seminal noir classic of sex, violence, and betrayal played against the steamy background of post-war Los Angeles. A disillusioned man returns home in an attempt to reclaim his former wife who now hangs on the arm of one of the city's most ruthless gangsters. But will this stand in his way? Featuring one of the most cinematically exciting robbery scenes in all of noir. Unmissable on the big screen!! Starring Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally, Percy Helton, and electrifying on-screen musical performances by Esy Morales and his band. Photographed by Frank Planer. Directed by Robert Siodmak. In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 88 mins. 1949. THURS at 8:00 only. THE CROOKED WAY A war veteran, plagued by amnesia, returns to L.A. in the hopes of learning his real identity only to realize that a bloody trail of criminality precedes him. A desperate struggle to extricate himself from his past looms dangerously over his frightening present and threatens to all but eliminate his future. Stylishly pure from opening to closing frame. Starring John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, Percy Helton, and John Doucette. Photographed by the legendary John Alton. Directed by Robert Florey. In B&W. Digital. 90 mins. THURS at 6:10 and 9:45. I Wake Up Dreaming 2013: 99 44/100% NOIR Friday, May 10 - Thursday, May 23 Another barrier-busting barrage of Hollywood hokum, film noir style! This season's marathon features an astonishing THIRTY films, bona fide classics as well as the customary overflow of ridiculously rare rediscoveries that have come to brand the Roxie as San Francisco's premiere showcase for film noir! Hardcore favorites like I WAKE UP SCREAMING, CRISS CROSS, and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS will share the screen this spring with exciting re-discoveries and noir hybrids like BLUES IN THE NIGHT, THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL, UNDER AGE, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, NIGHTMARE, and JOHNNY O'CLOCK as well as tributes to Cornell Woolrich, Joan Crawford, Beverly Michaels, George Sanders, Arch Oboler and much, much more! Programmed exclusively for the Roxie Theater by Elliot Lavine.