Toronto Film Noir Syndicate: Night and the City
The Syndicate is back after a long hiatus and of course we're in the back of a bar (because what's a film noir night without booze). The vintage Imperial Pub will be our new host for our Film Fatale series. Yes you can order drinks and food in our private screening space!
We're coming in gangbusters with the dark, dangerous Richard Widmark in one of his best roles.
For a measly $5 you can enter into the dark streets, wrong turns and femme fatales of The Toronto Film Noir Syndicate. Doors open at 7:30pm. Very limited seating, first come, first served. We'll also have some surprises in our pre-feature.
Night and the City 1950
Director: Jules Dassin with Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Francis L Sullivan, Herbert Lom
Postwar London teeters on the edge of an urban nightmare populated by betrayal, corruption and desperate people.
Small time hustler, Harry Fabian, lurches from one failed scam after another, always looking to “be somebody”. He thinks he’s found his ticket with legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great. But when things take an ugly turn, Harry learns that when you are “so close to being on top” your fall has a very hard landing.
One of the bleakest films ever produced by a major Hollywood studio, this exceptional noir’s dark expressionist shadows paints the derelict buildings, riverfront and alleyways with despair.