"Detour" — LAST DAY

(Nov. 30-Dec.6) — “Whichever way you turn, Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.” In Edgar G. Ulmer's 1945 noir classic, New York to L.A. hitchhiker Tom Neal’s pickup of the aptly-named Ann Savage leads to blackmail and death. 

Ulmer, a Jewish immigrant from Berlin's 1930s film community who later specialized in Yiddish "ethnic" films in New York, "provided one of the links between German Expressionism, with its exaggerated lighting, camera angles and dramaturgy, and American Film Noir… An example of material finding the appropriate form." — Roger Ebert on "Detour"

"Ulmer has ... taken his place among cinema’s legendary figures — an inspiration for the French new wave and a precursor of the American independent film movement." — J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
 

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Thursday, December 6, 2018 (All day)

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Film Forum
209 W. Houston St.
New York, NY 10014

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-727-8110

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Film & Television