Double Bill: The Maltese Falcon And Fargo

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On Thursday May 12th, we screen two noir classics: John Huston's The Maltese Falcon and The Coen Brothers' Fargo.

**6:30pm THE MALTESE FALCON on 35mm**
Tickets: http://ow.ly/4nk4EI
John Huston's first film as director stands alongside @Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless and Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night as one of the best debut features in film history. Laid-back and frostily cool, Humphrey Bogart became an instant star as gumshoe Sam Spade, whose pursuit of a legendary, bejewelled statuette entangles him with a compulsively lying femme fatale (Mary Astor), a ruthless, loftily erudite and enormously fat adventurer (Sydney Greenstreet), his equally dangerous partner (Peter Lorre), and a young, tough-talking hoodlum with something to prove (Elisha Cook, Jr.). Featuring perhaps the most perfect ensemble cast in film history, The Maltese Falcon is deliciously cynical, endlessly quotable, and a key forerunner of film noir.

**9pm 4K Digital Resoration of FARGO**
Tickets: http://ow.ly/4nk4Jw
Getting great comic mileage out of the down-home peculiarities and distinctive patois of the filmmakers' home state, this snow-capped noir also features one of The Coen Brothers' greatest creations in the unforgettable Marge, who — despite her cheerful demeanour, unprepossessing stature, occasional morning sickness and devotion to her husband's aviary artwork — proves to be as indomitable a hero as the legendary Paul Bunyan, whose giant, glowering statue looms over the snowy Minnesotan wastes. The Coens' most acclaimed film to date, taking home Academy Awards for the duo's screenplay and for McDormand as Best Actress, Fargo is "one of the best movies I have ever seen" (Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun-Times).
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