Cinema Club

TOUCH OF EVIL with Richard Hell

Director Orson Welles
Year 1958
Starring Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh
Run Time 105min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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WITH PUNK ROCK IDOL AND LITERARY LEGEND RICHARD HELL IN PERSON!!

An organ-bursting noir feast of criminal decadence and lost hope, this is the feature that many say is superior even to Welles' thunderous CITIZEN KANE. The darkest alleyways of bordertown Mexico are lit up with brimstone and gunfire as a pair of newlyweds (Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh) become embroiled in severe seediness and increasingly blackhearted dealings. Marlene Dietrich, Dennis Weaver and Welles himself co-star in one of the most shocking, beautifully shot and haunting crime movies ever made. Miss this one and we'll tie you face down to a motel bed and shove a rusty knife between your shoulder blades. (Zack Carlson)

ALSO! Richard Hell will be presenting an additional Cinema Club of KISS ME DEADLY before this screening as well as the Film Foundation Series screening of KING KONG on 5/28.

Read an essay by Richard Hell on Orson Welles and The Lady From Shanghai.

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