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Restoration Tuesdays: Detour

Tue, Mar 5 / 8:30 pm
Tue, Mar 12 / 7 pm
Tue, Mar 19 / 8:30 pm
Tue, Mar 26 / 7 pm
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer
1945, USA, 69 min

March 12 screening introduced by Guy Maddin with skype call to follow with Ben Crossley-Marra from Janus Films.

From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. As he hitchhikes his way from New York to Los Angeles, a down-on-his-luck nightclub pianist finds himself with a dead body on his hands and nowhere to run—a waking nightmare that goes from bad to worse when he picks up the most vicious femme fatale in cinema history, Ann Savage’s snarling, monstrously conniving drifter Vera. Working with no-name stars on a bargain-basement budget, B-movie auteur Edgar G. Ulmer turned threadbare production values and seedy, low-rent atmosphere into indelible pulp poetry. Long available only in substandard public domain prints, Detour haunts anew in its first major restoration.

Restoration Tuesdays: our new ongoing series of newly restored films, is generously sponsored by IATSE 856. All admissions to these screenings is $5.

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