Sunday 2/4: Scarlet Street
Location: Fools Foundation - 1025 19th St. Off of K St, between 19th and 20th, next to the back-end of Old Spaghetti Factory. 3:00 PM. Admission: $5.00.
Skip the Super Bowl! Launching our Sunday series of afternoon screenings is this lesser-known disturbing Fritz Lang film noir classic from 1945 with Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennet and Dan Duryea. Plot concerns a quiet cashier, Christopher, who dreams of being a great artist. Upon meeting the beautiful but manipulative Kelly, he falls in love, yet she is really in love with small-time crook Johnny. In an effort to impress, he overstates the money he makes from his paintings, which later drives him to embezzle from his employer to keep Kelly, all the while not realizing that Kelly and Johnny are making money off of his paintings. As deceptions are uncovered, Chris is driven to a particularly violent act. We can't say much beyond this without giving away the ending, but you won't necessarily walk away from this "with a song in your heart."
We are doing regular weekly film screenings with Fools Foundation on Fridays at 7 PM and Sundays at 3 PM - most are $5 (unless otherwise noted in advance), and will have filmmakers out from time to time.
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Added by ShinyObject on January 25, 2007