"CRUCIAL VIEWING... A strong debut for a major new talent”
- Kian S. Bergstrom, Cine-File Chicago
A tale of modern love in the vein of Richard Linklater and Eric Rohmer: the plot intertwines the stories of two very different relationships – one of which is about to begin and the other of which has just ended.
Rescued and preserved after a five-year crusade by the Film Noir Foundation, this 1949 classic is at long last available in a clean digital version, transferred from a 35mm print painstakingly restored by UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Roy Huggins’ snappy script (adapted from his novel) is a complex, breezy and black-hearted homage to James M. Cain and Raymond Chandler. Rapacious housewife Jane Palmer is one of the juiciest female villains in Hollywood history, and Liz Scott’s best role ever.
"…a singular artist whose music reaches us still.”
– New York Times.
This rich portrait tells the story of Reverend Gary Davis, the great blues, ragtime and gospel musician. Tracing his journey from the tobacco warehouses of the rural South to the streets of Harlem, the film is a loving biography of an artist whose unique style and remarkable skills on the guitar made him an icon in 1960s New York and inspired a generation of musicians.