Sunday, June 23

Special Engagements ArchiveStaff Picks (past events)The Eyes of Orson Welles

Touch of Evil

Companion Feature to THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES

Double Feature with THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (2:30)

1958 • dir Orson Welles w/Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Akim Tamiroff, Marlene Dietrich • 112 min • DCP

Heston insisted on working with Welles for this legendary film noir set along the U.S./Mexican border, and the results are remarkable. Heston’s Mexican lawman comes up against the literal embodiment of corruption when he locks horns with a hulking U.S. police captain played by Welles himself.

Staff Pick: Jessie, Brandon, Billy: “A classic film presented the way the director wanted with arguably the best opening scene ever.”

“Expressionistic in the extreme, filled with shadows, angles and cinematic flourishes, the film raises the usual brooding nightmare ambiance of film noir to a level few other pictures have attempted.”
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Like the bomb that’s lobbed in the boot of the soft-top car in its opening scene, Touch Of Evil is a film where we can hear the faint sound of ticking in our heads, but don’t realise what the problem is before it’s far too late.”
– David Jenkins, Little White Lies

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Sunday 6/23
at 4:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.