On Saturday, August 27, the Manzanita Film Series will show “D.O.A.” at 7:30 pm. It has been called by one reviewer “a high-concept movie before its time”.
A film noir drama, directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies.
This film explores the question of what you might do if you were to meet your own killer.
There will be a short discussion about the movie at the end. Come for the popcorn. and a classic film on the silver screen. $7 Suggested donation.
The Manzanita Film Series will present the 1945 film noir classic “Detour” Saturday, June 25 at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $7 and discussions will be offered before and after the feature.
Story: New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he’s riding with mysteriously dies. Afraid of reporting the death to police, Roberts takes on the man’s identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts’ every move plunges him deeper into trouble.
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and written by Martin Goldsmith.
Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage and Claudia Drake
In 1992, “Detour” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”