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MURDER, SHE WROTE

January at the Trylon

Brutal, hard-edged 20th-century crime fiction can be seen as a man’s realm, but many of the best of these novels were written by women and turned into great films.

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Starts Sun, January 2

DON’T LOOK NOW

(1973, DCP, 110m) dir Nicholas Roeg w/Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason. John and Laura Baxter (Sutherland and Christie) travel to wintertime Venice after the death of their young daughter. A psychic approaches them, claiming to have seen visions of the girl. Daphne du Maurier’s chilling book was the perfect basis for this essential Roeg picture. SUN 8:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15

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Starts Sun, January 9

LAURA

(1944, DCP, 88m) dir Otto Preminger w/Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb. Based on Vera Caspary’s novel, the film follows detective Mark McPherson (Andrews) as he investigates the murder of Laura Hunt (Tierney). He soon realizes he is falling for the newly departed victim. SUN 7:15 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, January 16

LIVE FLESH

(1997, 35mm, 103m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir Pedro Almodovar w/Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal. Unlucky circumstances land Victor (Rabal) in prison for accidentally shooting a cop (Bardem). When he is released, he finds the cop has married his ex-wife and is living in his home. Ruth Rendell’s revenge novel comes to life in Almodovar’s skilled hands. SUN 7:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:15

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Starts Sun, January 23

PURPLE NOON

(1960, 35mm, 118m, French w/English subtitles) dir René Clément w/Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt. The attractive and morally corrupt Tom Ripley (Delon) is sent to fetch the son of a wealthy man, but he’d rather con the whole lot. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s acclaimed The Talented Mr. Ripley, Purple Noon is a striking depiction of stolen identity.   SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:30

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Starts Sun, January 30

RIDE THE PINK HORSE

(1947, 35mm, 101m) dir Robert Montgomery w/Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix, Thomas Gomez, Fred Clark. World War II veteran Lucky Gagin (Montgomery) travels to the border town of San Pablo, New Mexico, seeking revenge against notorious mobster Frank Hugo (Clark). Little does he know that the FBI is also on Hugo’s trail. Full of intrigue and drenched in the hot Southwest sun, Ride the Pink Horse was superbly adapted from Dorothy B. Hughes’s novel by master screenwriters Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer.…

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