Maybe it’s been a while since you’ve seen Jimmy Stewart dangle from a steel beam on the big screen, or you haven’t enjoyed the sword-slinging glory of Seven Samurai—all three hours and 27 minutes of it—in one sitting before. Regardless, Landmark’s Metro Cinemas will screen some of last century’s greatest noirs, thrillers, and black-and-white classics every Wednesday through April 27. The mini-fest starts tonight with the newest kid on the block: Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s lush In the Mood for Love, starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung.
I plan to continue my self-imposed Humphrey Bogart-athon at the screening of Nicholas Ray’s noir In a Lonely Place. If you want to see some proper on-screen flirting, watch the YouTube clip below of Bogie being coy with Gloria Grahame. What a tease.
Mar 2 Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love (2000) at 7 & 9:10pm
Mar 9 Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) at 6:45 & 9:15pm
Mar 16 Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil (1958) at 6:45 & 9:10pm
Mar 23 Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity (1944) at 7 & 9:10pm
Mar 30 Nicholas Ray’s In a Lonely Place (1950) at 7 & 9:10pm
Apr 6 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s A Matter of Life and Death (1946) at 7 & 9:15pm
Apr 13 Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) at 7:15pm
Apr 20 Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter (1955) at 7 & 9:10pm
Apr 27 Frank Capra’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) at 6:45 & 9:15pm
Metro Cinemas is at 4500 Ninth Ave NE in the U-District.