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CARL FRANKLIN

January 14-16 at the Trylon

After a start in TV and a brief stint with producer Roger Corman, Carl Franklin got his shot in Hollywood in the early 1990s, as a small cohort of black directors were offered mid-budget projects. His eye for talent and knack for creating tension led to two of the best films of the decade.

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Starts Fri, January 14

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

(1995, 35mm, 102m) dir Carl Franklin w/Denzel Washington, Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore. Los Angeles, 1948. Gumshoe Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins (Washington) is hired to find a missing woman (Beals) who happens to be the soon-to-be-mayor’s fiancée. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:15 SUN 3:00

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Starts Fri, January 14

ONE FALSE MOVE

(1992, 35mm, 105m) dir Carl Franklin w/Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton. Small-town Arkansas police captain Dale Dixon (Paxton) dreams of being an FBI agent. When a trio of ruthless criminals descends on his town, he eagerly joins the deadly manhunt. Chosen as the best film of 1992 by Gene Siskel. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15

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