Festival of the Future City presents:
Dir: Robert Wise, 1959, USA, 96 mins, Cert: 12
Sun 10 November 2019 // 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:
This film screening is supported by the BFI.