Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Mar 16, 2018

The Nitrate Picture Show
Film is cool. Nitrate is hot. The inaugural edition of George Eastman Museum’s The Nitrate Picture Show in 2015 ended with a bang. The mysterious Blind Date with Nitrate turned out to be a screening of GEM’s gorgeous 35mm nitrate print of Carol Reed’s masterpiece THE FALLEN IDOL. The very same print that stunned their international crowd in 2015 now arrives to Los Angeles to remind you of the upcoming fourth edition of The Nitrate Picture Show in Rochester, NY, from May 4th to 6th, 2018 (festival passes are still available).
Introduction by George Eastman Museum executive director Jared Case.
35 mm!
Archival Nitrate Print!

1948, Rialto Pictures, 95 min, UK, Dir: Carol Reed

Carol Reed, one of England’s most celebrated directors, probes the complexity and callousness of human relationships in this Oscar-nominated adaptation of a story by Graham Greene. Told through the naive eyes of an upper-class boy, the film centers on his idealization of his father’s butler, Baines, who entertains him with extravagant (and fictional) accounts of heroic adventures. Contrasting this is the reality of Baines’s unhappy, loveless marriage and his dreams of escaping his lot in life. Top-shelf performances from Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan and young Bobby Henrey fuel this suspenseful, exceptionally written story of loyalty, betrayal and everything in between.

35mm nitrate print courtesy of George Eastman Museum, part of a 1999 donation to the museum by Daniel Selznick, son of David O. Selznick. Nitrate projection made possible through support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Turner Classic Movies and The Film Foundation in partnership with the American Cinematheque and the Academy Film Archive. | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Mar 16, 2018 • 7:30pm

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