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Restoration Tuesdays: The Hitch-Hiker

Tue, Mar 5 / 7 pm
Tue, Mar 12 / 9 pm
Tue, Mar 19 / 7 pm
Tue, Mar 26 / 8:30 pm
Directed by Ida Lupino
1953, USA, 71 min

Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (actress Ida Lupino), The Hitch-Hiker is perhaps better remembered as one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, the film tells the tension-laden saga of two men who are held captive by a homicidal drifter and forced at gunpoint to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Representing renegade filmmaking at its finest,the film was independently produced, which allowed Lupino to work from a treatment by blacklisted writer Daniel Mainwaring, and tackle an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to even consider.

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

Reviews

Absolutely assured in her creation of the bleak, noir atmosphere - whether in the claustrophobic confines of the car, or lost in the arid expanses of the desert - Lupino never relaxes the tension for one moment.
– Time Out
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Sun 25

Optical Printer One on One Workshop Sessions

Appointment Based One on One Session
Sun 25

Shoot Some 16mm Film

Camera Orientation Day: Sat. June 1, 2019 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Black Lodge Studio)

Shooting Days: June 3 – July 13, 2019

Processing Day: Sat. July 13 & Sun. July 14 – 10 AM – 2 PM (WFG Media Lab and Platform Dark Room)

Optical Printer Class: Sat. July 20 | 10am - 2pm

Editing: July – August

Screening Date: TBD
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Fri, Aug 23 / 9 pm
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Sun, Aug 25 / 7 pm
Wed, Aug 28 / 9 pm
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Mon, Aug 26 / 7 pm

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