THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL + ACE IN THE HOLE

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THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 3:45, 8:05 When ruthless albeit fading film producer Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) looks to mount a comeback project, backer Harry Pebbel (Walter Pidgeon) faces a dicey pitch with three needed collaborators—actress Georgia Lorrison (Lana Turner), director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan), and scripter James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell) —whom Shields had badly burned professionally and personally. Vincente Minnelli's barbed look at the Golden Age of Hollywood also features Gloria Grahame in an Oscar-winning turn. (1952, 118 min, 35mm) + ACE IN THE HOLE 6:00 Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. Billy Wilder’s follow-up to Sunset Boulevard is an even darker vision, a no-holds-barred exposé of the American media’s appetite for sensation that has gotten only more relevant with time. (1951, 111 min, 35mm)