We are giving away a pair of tickets for “The Grifters” starting John Cusack, Anjelica Huston, & Annette Bening. The screening takes place at Central Cinema on Wednesday, October 24th. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Monday, October 22.
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For the 3rd cycle in The Night and Day Film Noir series curated by Brandon Ryan, Central Cinema is pleased to present a one time screening of Billy Wilder’s “Double Indemnity”, and Stephen Frears’s “The Grifters”
In this series, the focus will be to examine classic film noir movies spanning to the neo noir genre of modern day films. Film noir, a classic film style of the 1940s and 50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood’s finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femme fatales and moral conflict. While modern day neo noir utilizes elements of classic film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent or unacceptable to the viewing public in the 40s and 50s.
Night and Day Classic and Modern Film Noir Series. Two world’s consisting of darkness, ambiguity, and moral corruption. The seedy underbelly of the American Dream. Follow our cynical and obsessive anti-heroes throughout the decades celebrating the classic and modern film noir elements characterized by the work of directors, Howards Hawks, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson, Brian De Palma, The Coen Brothers, and many more.
When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless con-artists playing the game in a league far above Roy…and always looking for their next victim. The question soon becomes who’s conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust.