Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Aug 22, 2014

Double Feature! Samantha Fuller In Person!

Sam Fuller’s lost novel, Brainquake, published this week by Hard Case Crime, will be available for sale in the lobby.

Introduction by Sam Fuller’s daughter, Samantha Fuller.
Archival Print!

1953, 20th Century Fox, 80 min, USA, Dir: Samuel Fuller

Pickpocket Skip McCoy (Richard Widmark) lifts a stolen military microfilm from the mistress of a Communist spy. Next thing the lowlife wharf rat knows, he’s the hottest thing in the Big Apple, with the Commies and the feds all trying to kill him. A former New York crime reporter, director Sam Fuller knows how to make a backlot feel like the real thing; in his sweaty subways, skid row tenements and waterfront dives, the heroes aren’t the do-gooder feds, but nervy grifters more interested in their own survival than affairs of state. In Fuller’s world, loyalty vies with self-interest, and tenderness battles brutality to a standstill every step of the way. With Jean Peters, Richard Kiley and an Oscar-nominated Thelma Ritter.

1982, Paramount, 89 min, USA, Dir: Sam Fuller

Virtually unseen outside of a few retrospective screenings, this film is the story of “a four-legged time bomb,” a powder-white German shepherd trained to attack black people. In a fit of inspired casting, teen queen Kristy McNichol (TV’s "Family") stars as the dog’s owner - but the film really belongs to Paul Winfield as an Ahab-like animal trainer, obsessed with de-programming the dog. Music by spaghetti Western composer Ennio Morricone.

Screening formats: 35mm (PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET) and DCP (WHITE DOG) | Please note that the printed version of our film calendar incorrectly lists a screening of the film A FULLER LIFE on the schedule for this evening. The titles listed above are the correct titles that will screen.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Aug 22, 2014 • 7:30pm