Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Apr 19, 2013
7:30pm
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Noir City: Hollywood, 15th Annual Festival Of Film Noir
Black Vs. White Noir Double Feature! Archival Prints!
NATIVE SON / NO WAY OUT
Presented in collaboration with the Film Noir Foundation
NATIVE SON
1951, Argentina Sono Films, 91 min, USA/Argentina, Dir: Pierre Chenal

Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, Native Son, was a literary sensation when first published, providing African-Americans with a startlingly symbolic narrative and powerful new voice. A film version, however, was impossible, as the story delved into deep-seated fears - on the part of both blacks and whites - that American movies were not prepared to face. South America, however, had no such qualms, and in 1951 expatriate Frenchman Pierre Chenal and Argentine producer Jaime Prades set about adapting the harrowing tale, with Buenos Aires standing in for Chicago. It is equal parts noir thriller and social commentary, depicting the existential and societal pressures faced by a black man trying to survive in a culture dominated by whites. Starring Wright himself as Bigger Thomas! NOT ON DVD!


NO WAY OUT
1950, 20th Century Fox, 106 min, USA, Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

After a man dies while under the care of new black doctor Luther Brooks (Sidney Poitier in his feature debut), the patient’s racist brother (Richard Widmark) refuses to allow an autopsy that would prove the physician’s actions were justified. As tensions in the community escalate, Dr. Brooks gets his autopsy the only way he can - by giving himself up for murder. Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee make brief appearances in this tense drama, one of the most blistering critiques of racism ever filmed.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Apr 19, 2013 • 7:30pm
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Opening Night!
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New 35mm Prints!
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