In a Lonely Place | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1950

Film - Feature | January 28 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Art Smith,

Ray delivers a truly grown-up view of love—and of Hollywood—in 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

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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