Series curator Tayler Montague will introduce the 7pm screening on February 14.
In need of quick money, a fallen former cop recruits a hard-bitten ex-con and a debt-ridden nightclub singer to pull off a bank job. But as the animosity between them boils over, the entire plan threatens to implode.
“The genius of the film is that its Greek tragedy is rooted in the here and now of a racially divided 1950s America.” – Paul Tickell, Sight and Sound
“The result is a tricky but tough movie about a bank robbery that has a lot of insights into the decrepit, nearly hopeless life, and, like all Wise films, needs only a good story.” – Manny Farber, The New Leader