Noir Across the Atlantic

Fri, Aug 27th, 2021 to Thu, Sep 2nd, 2021

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Film noir was never confined to the asphalt jungles, road houses, and nightmare alleys of the USA. An equally potent mix of doomed love and dangerous gambles took root across the Atlantic. This series of restorations from Rialto Pictures and Studiocanal brings together superlative example of continental noir, from the acid black comedy of THE LADYKILLERS and the world-weary resignation of THE THIRD MAN to the suspenseful jazz rhythm of ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS and the steely Gallic resolve of LE CERCLE ROUGE and TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI.

Movies & Showtimes for
Noir Across the Atlantic

Fri, Aug 27th
The Ladykillers

1:45PM
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Fri, Aug 27th
Elevator to the Gallows

4:30PM
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Fri, Aug 27th
The Third Man

7:00PM
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Sat, Aug 28th
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

1:45PM
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Sat, Aug 28th
Elevator to the Gallows

4:00PM
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Sat, Aug 28th
Le Cercle Rouge

6:30PM
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Sun, Aug 29th
The Ladykillers

11:45AM
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Sun, Aug 29th
Le Cercle Rouge

1:45PM
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Sun, Aug 29th
Elevator to the Gallows

5:00PM
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Sun, Aug 29th
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

7:00PM
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Mon, Aug 30th
Le Cercle Rouge

4:00PM
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Mon, Aug 30th
The Third Man

7:00PM
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Tue, Aug 31st
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

4:30PM
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Tue, Aug 31st
The Ladykillers

7:00PM
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Wed, Sep 1st
The Third Man

4:30PM
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Wed, Sep 1st
Elevator to the Gallows

7:00PM
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Thu, Sep 2nd
The Ladykillers

4:30PM
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Thu, Sep 2nd
The Third Man

7:00PM
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Le Cercle Rouge

A FILM BY: Jean-Pierre Melville
WRITTEN BY: Jean-Pierre Melville
STARRING: Alain Delon, Yves Montand, André Bourvil

New 4K Restoration 

Four men, including a recently-released criminal (Alain Delon) and an alcoholic ex-cop (Yves Montand), come together to execute a meticulously planned jewel heist.

In French with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1970
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 140 mins
Format: DCP

Elevator to the Gallows

A FILM BY: Louis Malle
WRITTEN BY: Roger Nimier (adaptation), Louis Malle (adaptation), Noël Calef (novel)
STARRING: Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly

For his feature debut, twenty-four-year-old Louis Malle brought together a mesmerizing performance by Jeanne Moreau, evocative cinematography by Henri Decaë, and a now legendary jazz score by Miles Davis. Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. A career touchstone for its director and female star, Elevator to the Gallows was an astonishing beginning to Malle’s eclectic body of work, and it established Moreau as one of the most captivating actors ever to grace the screen.

In French with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1958
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 92 mins
Format: 35mm

The Ladykillers

A FILM BY: Alexander Mackendrick
WRITTEN BY: William Rose
STARRING: Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Peter Sellers

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A crew of thieves led by Professor Marcus (Alec Guinness) pulls off a daring heist and tricks their elderly landlady, who believes them to be a string quintet, into sneaking the loot past the authorities. When things don’t go as planned, the crew must improvise to keep their treasure and to ensure the old woman’s silence.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1955
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 91 mins
Format: DCP

The Third Man

A FILM BY: Carol Reed
WRITTEN BY: Graham Greene
STARRING: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard, Orson Welles

4K Restoration 

Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a writer of pulp Westerns, arrives in a bombed-out, post-war Vienna at the invitation of his childhood friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles) only to find him dead. Martins develops the ultimate conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, butting up against interference from British police officer Major Calloway (Trevor Howard), and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover Anna (Alida Valli).

Technical Information

Production Year: 1949
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Language: English
Run Time: 93 mins
Format: DCP

Touchez Pas Au Grisbi

A FILM BY: Jacques Becker
WRITTEN BY: Jacques Becker, Maurice Griffe, Albert Simonin
STARRING: Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Lino Ventura

After pulling off their "retirement job," aging criminals Max (Jean Gabin) and Henri (René Dary) think they can give up the game. But when Henri's girlfriend (Jeanne Moreau) tells the drug-dealer Angelo (Lino Ventura) about the loot, violence erupts.

In French with English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 1954
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 94 mins
Format: 35mm

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