Past Meetup

"Touch of Evil" (with post-film lecture)

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This fall the Siskel Film Center is having a series on American Cinema in the 50s, and on the 4th, they're showing Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil". The film manages to be both deliriously seedy yet rich, complex, and even epic (especially during its much-heralded opening 3-minute tracking shot).

Not only will the movie provide many questions and topics for discussion, but we may even get some answers, since there will be a lecture on the movie after the screening by Fred Camper, an artist and film critic for the Chicago Reader. So if you've ever wondered why Orson Welles wanted to wear a fat suit for the movie, why Marlene Dietrich made an appearance, or how Charlton Heston got to play a Mexican detective, now's your chance to find out!