Tuesday, February 26

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Elements of Cinema: The Hitch-Hiker

Free Screening – Passes Not Required

Screening details TBA – stay tuned!

Free Screening!

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.

This special free screening is presented as part of our Elements of Cinema series, and will be followed by an audience discussion led by NAME.

Guest Speaker:

Ivy Moylan

Executive Director, Brattle Film Foundation

Presented by:


Elements of Cinema

Elements of Cinema logoThis monthly free screening and discussion series is one of the most popular events at the Theatre. Once a month, we invite a guest speaker or one of our staff to select a classic film and lead our audience in a post-screening discussion.