The Little Art has showings every night at 7PM!
This week, Monday and Tuesday, we have Ace in the Hole screening.
“Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole is one of the most scathing indictments of American culture ever produced by a Hollywood filmmaker. Kirk Douglas gives the fiercest performance of his career as Chuck Tatum, an amoral newspaper reporter who washes up in dead-end Albuquerque, happens upon the scoop of a lifetime, and will do anything to keep getting the lurid headlines. 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.”
Then from Wednesday to Sunday we have Ida Lupino’s The Bigamist.
“Ida Lupino, a star of the nineteen-forties, became a director in 1949—a great one, as seen in Film Forum’s retrospective (through Nov. 22) of her work on both sides of the camera. Her movies probe women’s lives and troubles—unwanted pregnancy, mother-daughter rivalry, rape and its psychological aftermath—with a harrowing subjectivity that makes her one of the most original directors of the time. Lupino was also an independent producer, in partnership with her then husband, Collier Young, and her 1953 melodrama “The Bigamist” (which he wrote) confronts the emotional dangers of a working marriage. The title character (Edmond O’Brien) is a travelling appliance wholesaler in business with his wife (Joan Fontaine), who runs their office but neglects their romance. Lupino herself plays the other woman. Though centered on the philanderer’s double life, the movie’s most passionate moments are reserved for the anguish of the women facing his secrets and lies.”
You can read more about The Bigamist here and more about Ace in the Hole here.
To see the rest of our schedule or if you have any other questions you can visit our website littleartrockport.com or give us a call at 978.309.8593!