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DESPERATION IN THE DESERT, 1943

June 7-9 at the Trylon

The World War II battles of North Africa are less explored in cinema than the European and Asian theaters of war. The Allies were desperate for a win as they struggled in the campaign against Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox.” These two films, shot during the war, highlight the biggest hurdle that each army faced—the search for water

SAHARA in 35mm

(1943, 97m) dir Zoltan Korda w/Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish. Following the fall of port city Tobruk, the tank crew of the Lulubelle are in full retreat. With the Nazis on their tail, they pick up a motley crew of survivors. Without a digital restoration and rarely screened, Sahara deserves its time in […]


Showings: Jun. 7 7:00, Jun. 8 9:00, Jun. 9 3:00

FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO

(1943, 96m) dir Billy Wilder w/Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim. Cpl. John J. Bramble (Tone) is the lone survivor of a tank division decimated by Rommel’s forces on the Egyptian border. To survive, he must pose as a waiter in a hotel the Nazis have commandeered. Five Graves is cleverly plotted […]


Showings: Jun. 7 9:00, Jun. 8 7:00, Jun. 9 5:00

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