“This hitherto peaceful congregation of neighbors and old friends had suddenly to endure the unique experience of distrusting each other; understandably, they believed that the murderer was among themselves.”
-Truman Capote, In Cold Blood
THIS NOVEMBER- It’s the season for noir, and we’re bringing it to a town near you! The Paradise Presents: SMALL TOWN CRIME- seven hardboiled crime stories with backdrops of rural tranquility. Come explore the seedy underbelly of these peaceful congregations- and how it lingers through generations of neighbours and old friends…
THE STRANGEST VENGEANCE EVER PLANNED! We are travelling to the border for another masterpiece from Orson Welles. Like all of Welles' post-Kane films- this 1958 noir was originally dismissed before being reclaimed in the 1970s as one of his great works. Based on a pulp novel by Whit Masterson- join us for a special presentation of TOUCH OF EVIL.
When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles). When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies (Joseph Calleia), are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie (Janet Leigh), in jeopardy.
(Courtesy of Universal Pictures)
Monday November 20th, 6 PM/5:30 PM Doors
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