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UW Cinematheque: Special Presentation

Detour | USA | 1945 | DCP | 67 min. Director: Edgar G. Ulmer

Event Details

Date
Friday, February 1, 2019
Time
7 p.m.
Location
4070 Vilas Hall
Description
Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake While driving west, an unemployed musician (Neal) becomes the blackmail victim of a vicious hitchhiker (Savage). Shot on the ultra-cheap in less than two weeks, Ulmer’s sleazy mise-en-scene and unmistakably fatalistic attitude make this a definitive example of film noir. Seen only in splicy, scratchy versions for years, this new restoration of Detour by the Academy Film Archive breathes new life into a shadowy, low-budget classic.
Cost
Free

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