Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 - Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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“Though DESTROYER moves between two distinct timeframes, it primarily occupies the Los Angeles of today,” notes director Karyn Kusama. “A 21st century melting pot of corrupt lawyers and small-time crooks, gun dealers and local preachers, hard-working middle-class laborers and charismatic charlatans.” In that respect, the crime drama - which stars Nicole Kidman as an LAPD detective confronting the aftermath of an undercover operation gone wrong - carries on a proud tradition of Los Angeles-set film noir that’s more than 70 years strong.

Closer to the origins of that genre is the 1946 classic DETOUR, Edgar G. Ulmer’s legendary low-budget tale of a drifter (Tom Neal) headed to Hollywood who is waylaid by a vixenish vagabond (Ann Savage). Of more recent vintage are 1980s neo-noir favorites TO LIVE & DIE IN L.A. and CUTTER'S WAY. The former is director William Friedkin's exhilarating thriller about a hot-shot federal agent (William Petersen) out to bust a ruthless counterfeiter (Willem Dafoe); CUTTER'S WAY stars Jeff Bridges as a man who becomes ensnared in a murder investigation.

Series compiled by Gwen Deglise and Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Our salute to L.A. noir includes guests every night. Karyn Kusama appears for a discussion following a free advance screening of DESTROYER. William Friedkin joins us in person for a Q&A after TO LIVE & DIE IN L.A.. And introducing a new digital restoration of DETOUR is Arianne Ulmer Cipes, the daughter of the film’s director.
Egyptian TheatreFri, Dec 14, 2018 - Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Director Karyn Kusama In Person!
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 - 7:30pm
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Director William Friedkin In Person!
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - 7:30pm
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In Person Guests!
Sun, Dec 16, 2018 - 7:30pm
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