DETOUR - Film Noir Classics presented by the Dean of Film Noir Foster Hirsch

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Mon, Feb 11 7:30 PM

Description

Film Noir Classics presented by the Dean of Film Noir Foster Hirsch

Detour (1945)

Monday, February 11th at 7:30 PM
$11 Members | $16 Public

Enjoy transcendent live music by the trio Moontide in our café before and after the film.

Detour, known to many as the ultimate "film noir," creates a bleak, uncompromising, and pessimistic nightmare world where its inhabitants can expect neither mercy, sympathy nor justice.  Al Roberts (Tom Neal) is the piano player in a sleazy New York nightclub. When his girlfriend Sue (Claudia Drake), seeking stardom, leaves for Hollywood. Al follows, hitching a ride with a talkative, drug-addicted businessman who mysteriously dies during the trip. Al, frightened that he will be blamed for the death, hides the body in a ditch and assumes the businessman's identity. Directer Edgar G. Ulmer, succeeds in creating a memorable, dark, nightmare world, uncaring, cynical and brutal. Perhaps more than any other film, Detour epitomizes the dark fatalism at the heart of film noir. (USA, 1945, 68 mins., NR, English | Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)