Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Tue, Dec 3, 2019
1:00pm

CHRISTMAS NOIR: A HARDBOILED HOLIDAY
Matinee Screening!
BLAST OF SILENCE
Special Ticket Price: $6. Free to Cinematheque members.
35 mm!

BLAST OF SILENCE
1961, Universal, 77 min, USA, Dir: Allen Baron

This engrossing independent production from late in the classic noir era, shot entirely in New York, tracks a stoic hitman (played by director Allen Baron himself, who also wrote the script) returning to his home turf for what’s meant to be a quick, efficient assignment. Fate, guilt and double crosses intervene. Like Kubrick’s THE KILLING and Wendkos’ THE BURGLAR, this film represents the transition from studio noir to independently produced “neo-noir.”


Print courtesy of the Hollywood Classics USA Collection at the Academy Film Archive.
Aero Theatre • Tue, Dec 3, 2019 • 1:00pm

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