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New Meetup: THE STRANGER@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, July 26 @ 7:00PM

From: user 3.
Sent on: Friday, July 23, 2010 10:03 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: THE STRANGER@Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, July 26 @ 7:00PM

When: Monday, July 26,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theatre
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Join me for the 10th film in the Film Noir Series at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, THE STRANGER. The film starts at 7:30 PM, but there is a small feature before the movie which starts at 7:00pm. This movie could be sold out, so I would advise you to buy your tickets before you come. I predict that the theatre will be a mob scene, so please try to get there as early as possible. You can either park in the provided lot, or on the street (just read the signs). The parking is without restrictions if you go either two blocks north or south of Wilshire (park on Wilshire after 7pm). They will most likely start letting people into the theatre around 6:30pm. I will be in line probably around 6 (I hope)... so if you get there early, just look for me. No food or drinks allowed. I will save seats (will try), so give me a call if you can't find me:[masked]-6570. When you get upstairs, enter the theatre through the first door on your left... number 1 (this is the area on side..left of stage). We sat is this area last year for the 1939 series... approx. 15 rows down from the back, to your left. I will stand until 6:45pm so that you can find us. Please understand that once it is dark and the projector is rolling, my phone is off and it will be up to you to find us. Also keep in mind that it will be tough to hold seats for very long given the fact that the series is most likely filled. I will try my best, but I can't promise anything.

Film Synopsis:

THE STRANGER is often considered Orson Welles' most "traditional" Hollywood-style directorial effort. Welles plays a college professor named Charles Rankin, who lives in a pastoral Connecticut town with his lovely wife Mary (Loretta Young). One afternoon, an extremely nervous German gentleman named Meineke (Konstantin Shayne) arrives in town. Professor Rankin seems disturbed--but not unduly so--by Meineke's presence. He invites the stranger for a walk in the woods, and as they journey farther and farther away from the center of town, we learn that kindly professor Rankin is actually notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. Conscience-stricken by his own genocidal wartime activities, Meineke has come to town to beg his ex-superior Kindler to give himself up. The professor responds by brutally murdering his old associate. If Kindler believes himself safe--and he has every reason to do so, since no one in town, especially Mary, has any inkling of his previous life--he will change his mind in a hurry when mild-mannered war crimes commissioner Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) pays a visit, posing as an antiques dealer.

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