Current & Upcoming Films
DAY OF THE OUTLAW/TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN
Tuesday August 24
NOT NECESSARILY NOIR
Good friend and local fellow curator Peter Conheim is contributing this pair of compelling western noirs to our line-up!
DAY OF THE OUTLAW
The iconic Robert Ryan stars as an embittered rancher whose feud with a homesteader is suddenly interrupted when a sadistic band of outlaws (led by a ruthlessly venal Burl Ives) rides into town. Brilliantly atmospheric, with frigid fog shrouded snowscapes replacing the sagebrush and mesa normally associated with Hollywood westerns. A harshly austere masterpiece of mood and menace—and one of the most potent psychological westerns ever filmed. Also starring Tina Louise, Alan Marshall, Jack Lambert and Elisha Cook, Jr. Photographed by Russell Harlan. Directed by Andre DeToth (Dark Waters, Pitfall, Crime Wave). In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 92 mins. 1959. TUE at 8:00 ONLY!
TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN
It’s no coincidence that this offbeat western, a not-always subtle critique of 1950s American society, was written by then-blacklisted screen scribe Dalton Trumbo. That it’s managed to become something of a cult oddity probably owes more to the film’s imaginative direction and the remarkable performance of its star, Sterling Hayden. Justice in the Old West sometimes comes at the end of a harpoon! Also in the cast are Sebastian Cabot, Carol Kelly and Ned Young. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy, The Big Combo). In B&W. 35mm Studio Print. 80 mins. 1958. TUES at 6:15 and 9:50
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