Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Dec 14, 2018 - Sun, Dec 16, 2018
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DESTROYER AND L.A. NOIR

“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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