Film Noir 2018
Screening Dates
  • August 4, 2018 6:30
  • August 5, 2018 8:30
  • August 6, 2018 4:30
New Restoration

The noir atmosphere of deadly paranoia frames one of the screen’s most adult and touching love affairs … Never were despair and solitude so romantically alluring.”

Geoff Andrew, Time Out

Directed by Hollywood maverick and auteurist favourite Nick Ray (Johnny Guitar, Rebel Without a Cause), In a Lonely Place features Humphrey Bogart in perhaps his finest performance. Bogie is Dixon Steele, a Hollywood screenwriter blacklisted for boozing and bad attitude. When the hatcheck girl he takes home turns up murdered, Steele’s the prime suspect—but next-door neighbour Laurel (Gloria Grahame) exonerates him. As romance blossoms between Laurel and Steele, she slowly begins to suspect that this jealous, suspicious, often-violent man may be a killer after all. Ray’s film is a masterfully directed, darkly haunting portrait of disaffection and distrust.