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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

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Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Repertory Series ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)Prime Noir of the 1950s

The Asphalt Jungle

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(1950) dir John Huston w/Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Same Jaffe, Marilyn Monroe [112 min; 35mm]
In Huston’s famed Academy Award nominated heist film, a group of down-on-their-luck, urban misfits band together in hopes of pulling off an elaborate jewelry store robbery. What begins as a promising scheme soon slip-slides into duplicitous plotting and failure.

“John Huston’s greatest noir thriller.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out

“This tale of a jewel theft gone wrong is notable for its gritty procedural detail and an emphasis on the inner lives of the small time crooks, expertly played by Sterling Hayden and Sam Jaffe.” – Paul Arendt, BBC.com

“One of The Asphalt Jungle’s strengths is that the crims seem about as thick as you suspect they would be in real life: no Cruise or Clooney-style braniac super-athletes here.” – Andrew Pulver, Guardian

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Wednesday 6/15
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