This Meetup is cancelled

Touch of Evil (1958)

  • NC Museum of Art

    2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC (map)

    35.810402 -78.702148

  • 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.)

    http://ncartmuseum.org/calendar/event/2013/01/25/ncma_cinema_touch_of_evil/2000

    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.

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  • Deb S

    No hassle at all. Bravo for them as they just sent an electronic refund without me even asking!

    January 25, 2013

  • Dave S.

    oh well. i was looking forward to going to this film meetup too. i'm hoping our group will start going to more of these art museum classic films. sorry about the hassle of getting a ticket refund if you already bought your tickets.

    January 25, 2013

    • Shawna

      I am impressed that the art museum refunded my ticket right away.

      January 25, 2013

  • Miri

    I just contacted a human voice at NCMA and she informed that the film is officially cancelled. I supposed the official notice just hasn't been posted yet...
    :-(

    January 25, 2013

  • Deb S

    I purchased my ticket online some time ago based on comments here that they sell out. If they do not cancel, and the weather permits, I will be there.

    January 25, 2013

  • Dave S.

    this doesn't look like it's gonna fly due to weather but i put another of the art museum winter films under the Suggested tab. it's on Feb 15, which may or may not be convenient for people but check it out if you're interested.

    January 24, 2013

    • Matthew

      Has the NCMA already offically cancelled the showing?

      January 25, 2013

    • Dave S.

      i don't know if it's been official canceled. i've lived around here long enough to be very wary of weather forecasts like this. does anyone still want to to see the film if it doesn't get canceled? if so, maybe you can still meet at 7:30 at the same location. i won't be there but i don't want to stop anyone else. you wpm have any trouble buying tickets at the door, i would think.

      January 25, 2013

  • Kevin

    They do not typically reschedule if they cancel due to weather.

    January 24, 2013

  • Leslie

    If the snow and ice are here on Friday, do you think the museum will reschedule this event.

    January 24, 2013

  • Kevin

    As of Wed. night snow is predicted for Friday. I believe the museum will close if we get snow or even if snow is predicted on Thurs. forecast.

    January 23, 2013

  • Heather H.

    Does anyone know if this is the newer version that was edited according to his notes (posthumously), or the original studio edit?

    January 19, 2013

    • keith c.

      Don't know, I have seen both versions and the difference is amazing, Welles cut is so different...and better! Although you can see why the studio hated it too....

      January 19, 2013

  • Dorothy

    This past fall, several of the movie were sold out. One even sold out at 3pm that Friday afternoon. May want to get your ticket ahead of time.

    1 · December 30, 2012

    • Matthew

      good advice, I'm sure this one will be a sellout

      January 5, 2013

  • Matthew

    great movie, wish I could make it

    January 5, 2013

  • keith c.

    Touch of Evil is an excellent addition to Welles' body of work. Made on a low budget (Venice Beach doubled for Mexico) and with Welles in the lead role it shows what a director can do with substandard "B" movie material when he applies himself. Hopefully it will be shown with the original score(restored) as the studio dumped Welles music and threw in some upbeat jazz, also I believe shortening the film at the same time. Hope I can make it!

    December 29, 2012

  • Hilton F.

    Anyone interested in dinner before the movie?

    December 29, 2012

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