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Festival of the Future City presents:

Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Dir: Robert Wise, 1959, USA, 96 mins, Cert: 12

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Sun 10 November // 15:00

Tickets: £6 (full) / £5 (concession)

Often considered the last movie of the classic film noir era, this film stars Robert Ryan as a racist ex-con reluctantly teaming up with a black jazz musician (Harry Belafonte) to pull a bank robbery in upstate New York masterminded by a bitter former cop (Ed Begley). Partly shot on location, Philip French described the depiction of New York City as ‘morally and physically chilling’. Produced by HarBel Productions, a company founded by Belafonte, this is a taut heist movie in which racism is a key theme.   

This film screens as part of our October/November noir season, and is part of the Festival of the Future City film programme:

https://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/blog/festival-of-the-future-city/films-at-festival-of-the-future-city/

This film screening is supported by the BFI.