Director Sidney Lumet
Year 1982
Starring Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling, Jack Warden, James Mason
Run Time 129min
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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**Part of our series From Script to Screen: Fours Films Written by David Mamet in conjunction with The Harry Ransom Center**

"There are no other cases. This is the case. There are no other cases. This is the case."

The first screening of this series in partnership with The Harry Ransom Center is THE VERDICT.

A no nonsense script by David Mamet. No nonsense directing by Sidney Lumet. No nonsense acting by Paul Newman. These three elements craft a no nonsense film of the highest order. Every piece of amazing talent behind and in-front of the camera works beautifully together. Honestly, character-driven drama doesn't get better than this.

To make this 35mm screening of this American mastpiece better we'll be presenting hand selected archive material from the David Mamet Papers at The Harry Ransom Center beforehand.

We'll dig into how Mamet brought the film from the pages of the original novel through the writing process and into a flawless final draft. It should be a special night.

And we're not stopping there. In April we'll be screening Mamet-penned HOUSE OF GAMES, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS and STATE AND MAIN with each film being accompanied by gems found at the archives of The Harry Ransom Center. (R.J. LaForce)

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