Friday, May 17, 2013: 1pm
MARY RYAN, DETECTIVE (1949) 68 minutes - ULTRA-RARITY!
Police detective Mary Ryan (Marsha Hunt) goes undercover in stir and on the lam to break up a ruthless gang of jewel thieves. This breezy, fast-paced crime drama is a recent rediscovery from the vault of Sony-Columbia and was the sole entry of a contemplated film series starring the redoubtable Miss Hunt. NOT ON DVD.
Following the screening, an on-stage discussion is scheduled with actress and activist Marsha Hunt.
Saturday, May 18, 2013: 10am
HIGH TIDE (1947) 72 minutes ULTRA-RARITY!
The tide rolls in at Malibu as two dying men trapped in a wrecked car- a cynical newspaper editor (Lee Tracy) and his former reporter turned private eye (Don Castle) contemplate how they arrived at their shared fate. An emblematic, post war film noir directed by John Reinhardt has all the trimmings: lust, larceny and fatalism amid Los Angeles locations. A Film Noir Foundation funded restoration by the UCLA Film and Television Archive that was completed earlier this year. NOT ON DVD
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