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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


1945, Edgar G. Ulmer, USA, 69 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Dec 7th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 7th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 8th 5:30pm
  • Sat, Dec 8th 9:00pm
  • Sun, Dec 9th 2:00pm
  • Mon, Dec 10th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Dec 13th 8:30pm
New 4K restoration!

"One of the most daring and thoroughly perverse works of art ever to come out of Hollywood."--Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

"**** It lives on, haunting and creepy, an embodiment of the guilty soul of film noir. No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

A hapless schnook (Neal) hitchhikes west to join his Hollywood-hopeful girlfriend and falls face first into the American Nightmare. Featuring a brilliant pulp script and a hair-raising femme fatale, DETOUR is deservedly a legend among connoisseurs of B-movies, film noir, and Poverty Row auteur Ulmer. Now a great film is reborn through a great restoration. DETOUR has captivated generations of cultists and cinephiles in scruffy, scratchy prints that were all that existed. Using original nitrate print sources and advanced digital technology, the Academy Film Archive and the Film Foundation have produced a restoration whose pristine, richly textured quality seems startling, even magical. You may have seen DETOUR before, but we guarantee that you have never seen this DETOUR. New 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

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