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Film Series : Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Argument

The Lady from Shanghai

1947, Orson Welles, USA, 87 min.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 15th 1:55pm
  • Fri, Feb 15th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 19th 6:00pm

"The weirdest great movie ever made."--Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

Filled with Kafkaesque comedy, curdled romanticism, and spectacular visuals, Welles's dazzling thriller pushes the envelope to an extent unusual even for the film noir genre. Sporting an Irish accent, Welles plays a gullible sailor drawn by a blonde temptress (Hayworth) and her superlawyer husband (Sloane) into a sinister conspiracy that stretches from New York's Central Park to the South American jungle to San Francisco's Chinatown. The climactic hall-of-mirrors shoot-out is one of film history's greatest set pieces. 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)

The Tuesday screening will include a lecture/discussion by renowned critic and Welles authority Jonathan Rosenbaum.

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