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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

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: More and more there is essential work being done across the world on the front lines in the battle against losing the history of film to the annals of time, ignorance and neglect. Efforts to find and restore classic and important obscure and forgotten film works by such trailblazing organizations as the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, American Genre Film Archive, Milestone Film and Video and Janus Films has resulted in some of the most exciting cinema releases in recent years. We are endeavouring to find and present some of the best examples of these restorations, and have expanded our program calendar to now include Tuesdays in a new series called Restoration Tuesdays. All admission to these screenings is $5!

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Tue, Mar 5 / 8:30 pm, Tue, Mar 12 / 7 pm, Tue, Mar 19 / 8:30 pm, Tue, Mar 26 / 7 pm

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