AFS Noir Canon: Fritz Lang's 'The Big Heat' @ AFS Cinema, Austin [from 22 to 24 June]

AFS Noir Canon: Fritz Lang's 'The Big Heat'


67
22 - 24
June
19:30 - 18:00

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AFS Cinema
6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100, Austin, Texas 78752
One of director Fritz Lang’s masterpieces and a Hollywood film of rare depth and expression. Despite his department’s lax attitude towards the matter, tough cop Glenn Ford goes nose to nose with crime boss Lee Marvin. When the gangsters strike back, Ford must fight to save what he has left. With Gloria Grahame, in her greatest performance.
About this series:
In Paris, after the World War II Nazi occupation, American crime and detective films flooded back into cinemas after a four-year absence. The moral and visual darkness of these films caused French critics and audiences to coin a new term, film noir, to describe them. The narrative directness, visual sophistication and dark humor that characterized these f...ilms have made film noir enduringly popular. With this series, we hope to share some of the foundational films of film noir and, in our introductions to these screenings, help people understand what characterizes the genre, what it meant to audiences of its time, and what it still says to us today.
— Directed by Fritz Lang
USA, 1953, DCP, 89 min.
— Tickets: austinfilm.org/screening/the-big-heat/
Series: austinfilm.org/series/noir-canon/
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