In Robert Siodmak's classic THE SUSPECT, Charles Laughton stars as man who befriends a poor young woman, igniting his wife's shrewd jealousy. It's paired with suspenseful Victorian noir LADIES IN RETIREMENT, with Ida Lupino as a manipulative housekeeper to eccentric older women.
A double bill of films adapted from novels by Cornell Wolrich features a restored print of Arthur Ripley's hallucinatory THE CHASE (as close to Lynch-ian as movies got in the 1940s), and Jacques Tourneur's groundbreaking visualization of dark suspense THE LEOPARD MAN, in which a show leopard escapes from a nightclub to terrorize a small New Mexico town.
A new print of unjustly neglected noir THE UNDERWORLD STORY starring the always entertaining Dan Duryea is paired with ABANDONED, with Gale Storm as a naive young woman searching for her missing sister in Los Angeles.
Barbara Stanwyck makes an equally formidable screen presence in WITNESS TO MURDER (a distaff version of REAR WINDOW released before Hitchcock's classic) and JEOPARDY (in which a vacationing couple's trip to Baja goes horribly wrong!).
Los Angeles Premiere! Directors Garin Hovannisian & Alec Mouhibian In Person!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide; directors Garin Hovannisian and Alec Mouhibian appear to discuss their new drama, which focuses on a theater director who stages a play to honor the victims of that horrifying crime and bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
Ray Milland journeys to Scotland to unravel the truth of his brother's strange death during World War II in CIRCLE OF DANGER. It's followed by 1948 thriller BERLIN EXPRESS, the first Hollywood film shot on location in Allied-occupied postwar Germany.