SESSION: Sunday 24th March at 7pm



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Bad Day at Black Rock

(1955, dir. John Sturges, w/ Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger)

From the time John J. Macreedy steps off the train in Black Rock, he feels a chill from the local residents. The town is only a speck on the map and few if any strangers ever come to the place. Macreedy himself is tight-lipped about the purpose of his trip and he finds that the hotel refuses him a room, the local garage refuses to rent him a car and the sheriff is a useless drunkard. It's apparent that the locals have something to hide but when he finally tells them that he is there to speak to a Japanese-American farmer named Kamoko, he touches a nerve so sensitive that he will spend the next 24 hours fighting for his life. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.93.93.93.9(IMDB rating)

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Key Largo

(1948, dir. John Huston, w/ Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore)

Key Largo will start at approximately 8:47pm, and finish at approximately 10:33pm.

Frank McCloud travels to a run-down hotel on Key Largo to honor the memory of a friend who died bravely in his unit during WW II. His friend's widow, Nora Temple, and wheelchair bound father, James Temple manage the hotel and receive him warmly, but the three of them soon find themselves virtual prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a mob of gangsters led by Johnny Rocco who hole up there to await the passing of a hurricane. Mr. Temple strongly reviles Rocco but due to his infirmities can only confront him verbally. Having become disillusioned by the violence of war, Frank is reluctant to act, but Rocco's demeaning treatment of his alcoholic moll, Gaye Dawn, and his complicity in the deaths of some innocent Seminole Indians and a deputy sheriff start to motivate McCloud to overcome his Hamlet-like inaction. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.953.953.953.95(IMDB rating)