Peripheral Visions 08: Dillinger (Co Presented W/ The Belcourt)

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Peripheral Visions 08: Dillinger (Co Presented W/ The Belcourt)
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Third Man Records says
Tuesday, December 6
Doors at 7:00 PM, Film at 8:00 PM
$10 / $8 for Belcourt members

Peripheral Visions is a monthly screening series of cult action and horror films from the 70s and 80s, co-presented by the Belcourt Theatre and Third Man Records in Third Man Record’s Blue Room.

Dir. John Milius, USA, 1973, 107min, R, 16mm

Legendary screenwriter-turned-director John Milius (APOCALYPSE NOW, CONAN THE BARBARIAN) takes on the mythic “greatest criminal of all time” in this brutal masterpiece of crime cinema. John Dillinger (Warren Oates) and his gang of desperadoes are in the twilight of an epic crime spree as FBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Ben Johnson) doggedly hunts down and kills them one by one. With its incredible supporting cast of characters, Michelle Phillips in her feature film debut as Dillinger’s moll Billie Frechette, Harry Dean Stanton as Homer Van Meter, Cloris Leachman as The Lady in Red, and Richard Dreyfus as the stunningly psychotic Baby Face Nelson, Milius’ film is simultaneously a vision of the last days of the outlaw West and the death of idealism at the hands of government intervention in a post-Vietnam America. The film served as a potent counterpoint to similar, bigger films of the era like BONNIE AND CLYDE and THE WILD BUNCH while proving that low-budget genre films could harness the powers of violence and vengeance to speak to the morality of a country that no longer lived up to its promise of self-determinism and righteousne
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