UN TEMOIN DANS LA VILLE
WITNESS IN THE CITY
1959, Gaumont, 86 min, France/Italy, Dir: Édouard Molinaro

France's greatest character lead in the 1960s and ’70s, Lino Ventura, has his breakout role here as a revenge murderer who, finding that his “perfect crime” was witnessed by a cab driver, must try to eliminate him. As events unfold, Ventura finds that he is as much hunted as hunter. Stunning night photography from Henri Decaë (BOB LE FLAMBEUR, ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS), and an evocative score featuring jazz greats Kenny Clarke and Kenny Dorham. In French with English subtitles.


THE MAD MAGICIAN
1954, Sony Repertory, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

If an unscrupulous businessman and a rival magician stole your wife and all your best illusions, wouldn’t you go mad? Revenge is a dish best served by Vincent Price, whose lethal legerdemain as “Gallico the Great” will have audiences ducking for cover in this B&W 3-D thriller. With Eva Gabor as the ill-fated ex-wife.


INNER DEMON
2015, 84 min, Australia, Dir: Ursula Dabrowsky

“You Don’t Have To Die To Go To Hell.” The second film in Australian writer-director Ursula Dabrowsky’s DEMONS Trilogy tells the nightmarish tale of Sam (Sarah Jeavons), who is abducted by a serial killer couple but manages to escape. Unfortunately, the isolated house she takes refuge in is home to a malevolent spirit and even greater terrors.


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