Wednesday, January 2

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The Hitch-Hiker

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Double Feature with NOT WANTED (Wednesday) and THE BIGAMIST (Thursday)

1953 • dir Ida Lupino w/Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman • 71 min • DCP

Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman, THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, THE HITCH-HIKER is the tension-laden saga of two men on a camping trip (O’Brien and Lovejoy) who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert.

Staff Pick: Kim

“Taut, tough, and entirely without macho-glorification, it’s a gem, with first-class performances from its three protagonists, deftly characterised without resort to cliché.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out


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Wednesday 1/2
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Thursday 1/3
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