Reviews for ‘Private Property’

New Rediscovery! New Restoration! PRIVATE PROPERTYNYT Critics Pick NYT Critics’ Pick “A fascinating mélange of cinematic semiotics.” – Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“It’s a disturbing film, not just because of the drifters’ ugly plot, but because of the detailed portrait of American desperation, delusion and loneliness that it paints.” – Matt Zoller Seitz,

“A pulpy and creepy 1960 noir that has Warren Oates delivering his first great screen performance.” – Tim Jackson, The Arts Fuse

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The Late Show: New Rediscovery! New Digital Restoration!

(1960) dir Leslie Stevens w/Warren Oates, Corey Allen, Kate Manx [79 min; DCP]
Two homicidal Southern California drifters (played to creepy perfection by Oates and Allen) wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of unhappy housewife Kate Manx, in this long-lost film noir gem written & directed by The Outer Limits creator Leslie Stevens. Shot through with shimmering sexual tension and lensed in stunning B&W, PRIVATE PROPERTY is both an eerie, Jim Thompson-esque thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. A major rediscovery for noir and crime fans, PRIVATE PROPERTY was thought completely lost until UCLA Film & TV Archive recently located the only known 35mm elements, which have been restored in 4k by Cinelicious for this re-release.

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Friday 7/29
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at 9:30 PM
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