TRUE CRIME Festival At Film Forum, July 10 – August 5

Four-Week, 50-Film Festival At Film Forum, July 10 – August 5
Kicks Off With New 4K Restoration Of In Cold Blood
Series Includes Bonnie And Clyde, Badlands,10 Rillington Place, Rope, Lucky Luciano, Stavisky,Many Others

“TRUE CRIME,” a four-week, 50-film festival of movies based on real events, will run at Film Forum from Friday, July 10 through Wednesday, August 5.The festival includes movies by directors Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang, Howard Hawks, Elia Kazan, Robert Wise, Nicholas Ray, Budd Boetticher, Phil Karlson, Richard Fleischer, Roger Corman, John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn, Sidney Lumet, John Milius, Don Siegel, Francesco Rosi, Shôhei Imamura, Nagisa Ôshima, Brian De Palma, William Friedkin, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Martin Scorsese, and Terrence Malick.

The festival kicks off July 10 & 11 (Friday & Saturday) with a stunning new 4K restoration of Richard Brooks’ In Cold Blood, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson as real-life killers Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, who in 1959 broke into the home of a prosperous Kansas farmer – ostensibly to commit burglary – but then systematically slaughtered the farmer and his family. Adapted from Truman Capote’s legendary “non-fiction novel,” In Cold Blood’s ruthlessly realistic treatment has arguably never been topped, with Conrad Hall’s b&w photography giving a near-documentary feel (the murders were shot in the actual rooms in which they took place) – and with even the intricate parallel editing of the multiple storylines reproducing the book’s pacing. See below for press screening date.

Other 4K restorations in the festival include Terrence Malick’s Badlands; Arthur Penn’s Bonnie and Clyde, starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway in the title roles; Richard Fleischer’s 10 Rillington Place, based on the case of British serial killer John Christie (played by Richard Attenborough); and two films by the late Italian director Francesco Rosi, both starring Gian Maria Volonté, The Mattei Affair and Lucky Luciano.

Additional highlights of the festival include: 

· Two versions of M, inspired by infamous Düsseldorf murderer Peter Kürten: Fritz Lang’s 1931 classic, starring Peter Lorre, and the rare 1951 remake by Joseph Losey, starring David Wayne.

· Silents based on true crimes: Hitchcock’s The Lodger, loosely based on the Jack the Ripper case, and Clarence Brown’s The Goose Woman, based on events tangential to the sensational Hall-Mills case of the 1920s. Both screenings feature live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner.

· Early talkies: Howard Hawks’ Scarface, with Paul Muni as a gangster based on Al Capone, and Mervyn LeRoy’s hard-hitting I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, based on the memoir by Robert Elliott Burns (the publicity around the movie led to his re-incarceration).

· Explicit true crime: Nagisa Ôshima’s hardcore sadomasochistic dramaIn the Realm of the Senses, based on the Sada Abe case, Leonard Kastle’s The Honeymoon Killers, with Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco as the notorious “Lonely Hearts” murderers, and John McNaughton’s “profoundly disturbing” (Pauline Kael) Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, which helped bring about the NC-17 rating. Henrydirector McNaughton will introduce the movie via Skype (see listing below) from his home in Chicago.

· Three films based on the Leopold and Loeb case of the 1920s: Alfred Hitchcock’s 1948 Rope; Richard Fleischer’s 1959 Compulsion, with Orson Welles as the defense attorney based on Clarence Darrow; and Tom Kalin’s moodily homoerotic 1992 take on the case, Swoon. Director Kalin will introduce one of the Film Forum screenings (see below).

· Iconic performances by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro: Pacino in Lumet’s Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon, and Mike Newell’s Donnie Brasco, and De Niro in Scorsese’s Casino and De Palma’s The Untouchables.

· Over ten double features (2-for-1 admission), including Hitchcock’sThe Wrong Man and Kazan’s Boomerang!; William Friedkin’s The French Connection and The Brink’s Job; John Milius’ Dillinger, starring Warren Oates in the title role, and Don Siegel’s Escape from Alcatraz; and more!

· True crime from around the world: Shôhei Imamura’s Vengeance is Mine; Bong Joon-Ho’s Memories of Murder, based on Korea’s first serial killer case; Tadashi Imai’s Darkness at Noon; Alain Resnais’Stavisky, with Jean-Paul Belmondo as the 1930s swindler; Giuliano Montaldo’s Sacco and Vanzetti, based on the 1926 case of the two Italian immigrants accused of a lethal bombing in Braintree, Massachusetts; and Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures, with Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey in their film debuts, as two matricidal friends.

· AND MANY MORE! See below for complete list of films in schedule format.

TRUE CRIME was programmed by Bruce Goldstein, Film Forum’s Director of Repertory Programming.


Public Screening Schedule

IN COLD BLOOD (1967, Richard Brooks) 4K DCP 
Robert Blake, Scott Wilson
12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00

JULY 12 SUN (Separate Admission)
THE LODGER (1927, Alfred Hitchcock) DCP
12:30 ONLY
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner

(1931, Fritz Lang) 4K DCP
Peter Lorre
2:20, 6:20

(1951, Joseph Losey) 35mm 
David Wayne
4:30, 8:30

JULY 13 MON (Double Feature)
HE WALKED BY NIGHT (1948, Alfred Werker & Anthony Mann) 35mm
Richard Basehart
12:30, 4:10, 7:50
THE PHENIX CITY STORY (1955, Phil Karlson) 35mm
Richard Kiley
2:10, 5:50, 9:30

JULY 14 TUE (Double Feature)
THE WRONG MAN (1956, Alfred Hitchcock) 35mm
Henry Fonda, Vera Miles
12:30, 4:25, 8:20

BOOMERANG! (1947, Elia Kazan) DCP
Dana Andrews
2:35, 6:30, 10:25

JULY 15 WED (Double Feature)
THE ST. VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE (1967, Roger Corman) 35mm
Jason Robards, George Segal, Jack Nicholson
1:10, 5:10, 9:10

THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND (1960, Budd Boetticher) 35mm
Ray Danton
3:10, 7:10

JULY 16 THU (Separate Admission)
VENGEANCE IS MINE (1979, Shôhei Imamura) 35mm
Ken Ogata, Rentarô Mikuni, Mayumi Ogawa
12:50, 3:30, 7:00

IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (1976, Nagisa Ôshima) 35mm
Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda
9:50 ONLY

JULY 17 FRI (Separate Admission)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967, Arthur Penn) 4K DCP
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
12:30, 2:40, 4:50, 7:00

HEAVENLY CREATURES (1994, Peter Jackson) 35mm
Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey
9:30 ONLY

JULY 18 SAT (Separate Admission)
BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967, Arthur Penn) 4K DCP
Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway
12:30, 2:40, 7:20, 9:40

MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003, Bong Joon-Ho) 35mm
Song Kang-Ho

JULY 19 SUN (Separate Admission)
DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975, Sidney Lumet) 35mm
Al Pacino
12:30, 5:25, 8:00

DONNIE BRASCO (1997, Mike Newell) 35mm
Al Pacino,  Johnny Depp
2:55 ONLY

JULY 20 MON (Double Feature)
I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG (1932, Mervyn LeRoy) 35mm
Paul Muni
12:30, 4:10, 7:50

SCARFACE (1932, Howard Hawks) DCP
Paul Muni, George Raft, Ann Dvorak
2:20, 6:00, 9:40

JULY 21 TUE (Double Feature)
THE TRUE STORY OF JESSE JAMES (1957, Nicholas Ray) 35mm
Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter
12:30, 4:20, 8:10

NED KELLY (1970, Tony Richardson) 35mm
Mick Jagger
2:20, 6:10, 10:00

JULY 22 WED (Double Feature)
THE BODY SNATCHER (1945, Robert Wise) 35mm
Henry Daniell, Boris Karloff
12:30, 4:25, 8:20

I WANT TO LIVE (1958, Robert Wise) 35mm
Susan Hayward
2:05, 6:00

(1931, Fritz Lang) DCP
Peter Lorre

JULY 23 THU (Double Feature)
DILLINGER (1973, John Milius) 35mm
Warren Oates, Ben Johnson
12:30, 4:55, 9:20
ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979, Don Siegel) 35mm
Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan
2:40, 7:05
JULY 24 FRI (Double Feature)
10 RILLINGTON PLACE (1971, Richard Fleischer) 4K DCP
John Hurt, Judy Geeson, Richard Attenborough
12:50, 5:15, 9:40
THE BOSTON STRANGLER (1968, Richard Fleischer) DCP
Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy
3:00, 7:25
JULY 25 SAT (Separate Admission)
THE MATTEI AFFAIR (1972, Francesco Rosi) 4K DCP
Gian Maria Volonté
DCP courtesy of The Film Foundation
BADLANDS (1973, Terrence Malick) 4K DCP
Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen
2:45, 7:20, 9:30
MEMORIES OF MURDER (2003, Bong Joon-Ho) 35mm
Song Kang-Ho
JULY 26 SUN (Separate Admission)
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962, John Frankenheimer) 35mm
Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Robert Stroud
SERPICO (1973, Sidney Lumet) 35mm
Al Pacino
3:20, 5:50, 8:20
JULY 27 MON (Separate Admission)
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ (1962, John Frankenheimer) 35mm
Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Robert Stroud

DARKNESS AT NOON (1956, Tadashi Imai) 35mm
3:30, 8:10
THE GOOSE WOMAN (1925, Clarence Brown) 35mm
Louise Dresser, Jack Pickford
6:30 ONLY
*Live piano accompaniment by Steve Sterner
JULY 28 TUE (Separate Admission)
LUCKY LUCIANO (1973, Francesco Rosi) 4K DCP
Gian Maria Volonté, Rod Steiger, Vincent Gardenia
DCP courtesy of The Film Foundation
12:30, 4:55, 7:00
THE MATTEI AFFAIR (1972, Francesco Rosi) 4K DCP
Gian Maria Volonté
DCP courtesy of The Film Foundation
2:40, 9:10
JULY 29 WED (Double Feature)
THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987, Brian De Palma) DCP
Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery
12:40, 5:10, 9:40
SUGARLAND EXPRESS (1974, Steven Spielberg) DCP
Goldie Hawn, William Atherton
Spielberg’s feature debut
3:00, 7:30
JULY 30 THU (Separate Admission)
CASINO (1995, Martin Scorsese) DCP
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone
12:50, 7:00
BADLANDS (1973, Terrence Malick) 4K DCP
Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen
HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (1986, John McNaughton) 35mm
Michael Rooker
10:15 ONLY
*Introduced via skype by director John McNaughton, moderated by writer/journalist Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan.
JULY 31 FRI (Double Feature)
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971, William Friedkin) DCP
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey
2:45, 7:00
THE BRINK’S JOB (1978, William Friedkin) DCP
Peter Falk, Allen Garfield, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates, Paul Sorvino
12:40, 4:50, 9:10
AUGUST 1 SAT (Separate Admission)
MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947, Charles Chaplin) 35mm
Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye
12:30 ONLY
THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971, William Friedkin) DCP
Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey
3:00, 5:10, 7:15
THE HONEYMOON KILLERS (1970, Leonard Kastle) 35mm
Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco
9:30 ONLY
AUGUST 2 SUN (Separate Admission)
LUCKY LUCIANO (1973, Francesco Rosi) 4K DCP
Gian Maria Volonté, Rod Steiger, Vincent Gardenia, Charles Cioffi
DCP courtesy of The Film Foundation
SACCO AND VANZETTI (1971, Giuliano Montaldo) 35mm
Riccardo Cucciolla, Gian Maria Volonté
Music by Ennio Morricone.
2:35 ONLY
STAVISKY (1974, Alain Resnais) 35mm
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Gerard Depardieu
Music by Stephen Sondheim. 
5:10, 7:30, 9:50
AUGUST 3 MON (Double Feature)
COMPULSION (1959, Richard Fleischer) 35mm
Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman
12:40, 4:55, 9:10
THE GIRL IN THE RED VELVET SWING (1955, Richard Fleischer) 35mm
Joan Collins, Ray Milland, Farley Granger
Based on the Stanford White murder. 
2:45, 7:00
AUGUST 4 TUE (Double Feature)
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (1990, Barbet Schroeder) 35mm
Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Jeremy Irons
12:30, 5:10, 9:50
THE KRAYS (1990, Peter Medak) 35mm
Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp
2:50, 7:30
AUGUST 5 WED (Double Feature)
ROPE (1948, Alfred Hitchcock) DCP
John Dall, Farley Granger, James Stewart
12:30, 4:00, 7:30
SWOON (1992, Tom Kalin) 35mm
2:10, 5:40, 9:10
*9:10 show introduced by director Tom Kalin. 

See Film Forum repertory calendar for more information on each film. (Repertory calendar programmed by Bruce Goldstein)

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