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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

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: 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 26 / 8:30 pm

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