Film - Feature | January 18 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Art Smith,
With a lecture featuring David Thomson
Ray delivers a truly grown-up view of loveand of Hollywoodin this bitter, tender, and devastating film. Humphrey Bogart stars as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter whose violent contempt has many targets: industry "popcorn salesmen," the moviegoing public, his own lovers. When Dix becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, his neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame) provides an alibi, an inauspicious beginning to an ill-fated romance. In Dorothy Hughes's novel, Dix was in fact a murderer; in the final film he is "only" a troubled man. Yet in the end, as Laurel says with knowing sadness, it doesn't matter at all.
- Juliet Clark
General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 Special admission applies
Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online