2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC
This Orson Welles film is part of the NC Museum of Art's winter film series. There will be a 5 minute talk by a film historian before the film begins. The film gets a 95 (critics)/91 (audience) on rottentomatoes. (Personally, I always look more at how the audience rates it and so that's why I think this one has a good chance of being good.)
The film stars Orson Welles, Charlton Heston, and Janet Leigh, and the cast also includes Marlene Dietrich and Dennis Weaver. From the NCMA web page:
Border-town corruption sabotages the honeymoon of a Mexican narcotics officer in Welles’s last masterpiece. Beginning with a legendary tracking shot of a car rigged with explosives, this is a ticking time bomb of moral ambiguity. “A wild masterpiece, a sleazy, grimy, jittery, and ultimately dazzling work of cinematic magic” (Seattle Weekly).
These NCMA movies can sell out so you might consider buying your tickets on line in advance.
Meeting place: just inside the glass entrance doors to the East Building (i.e., the old building). By 7:40 or so we should be heading for our seats because otherwise we'll get bad seats. Afterwards, if people are interested, we can find somewhere nearby for drinks or snacks.
0 · December 29, 2012