Tim Hunter Presents: A Mini Festival on 16mm

Tim Hunter Presents: A Mini Festival On 16mm

Tim Hunter is a film and TV director whose credits include River's Edge (winner, Best Picture, 1986 Independent Spirit Awards), TEX (nominee, Golden Globes) the series Breaking Bad, Carnivàle, Chicago Hope, Deadwood, Law & Order, Mad Men, Twin Peaks and Hannibal.

These films, which guided us and made us think, can also remind us where we were then and where we are now.  Themes of democracy, racism, fascism and sexism abound, putting this moment in history in perspective  …  or at least allowing us to laugh, cry and have a good time. Plus! Hundreds of vintage books from Tim Hunter’s private collection on sale all day! Proceeds support the CCA.

WHAT: A Mini Festival On 16mm presented by Tim Hunter; a one-day event, all films to be shown on 16mm!
WHERE: Munoz Waxman Gallery, @ Center for Contemporary Arts, 1050 Old Pecos Trail
WHEN: Saturday, December 17, Noon-7:30p
SERIES PASSES: Suggested Donation - $5 per film / $15 day pass

Duck Soup
12:15p Saturday, Dec. 17
“Funny from beginning to end ... ” –Roger Ebert
Marx Bros. at their best! We’ve gone through the looking glass. Who would you rather have as Commander-in-Chief, the one we’re getting — or Groucho? (d. Leo McCarey, 1933, Universal, 68 min.)

Blonde Venus
1:45p Saturday, Dec. 17

“The screen is filled with a succession of lovely images—finely assembled detail and imaginatively composed settings, photographed with a camera unusually sensitive.” –Cinema Quarterly
Vintage Dietrich!
A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation. Survival strategies for the new Depression. The glass ceiling. With Marlene Deitrich and Cary Grant. (d. Josef von Sternberg, 1932, Universal, 93 min.)

4p Saturday, Dec. 17
“Ulmer conjures up a black, paranoid vision, totally untainted by glamour, of shabby characters trapped in a spiral of irrational guilt.” –Phillip Kemp
The greatest no-budget noir ever!
Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (d. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945, 65 min.)

The Black Cat
6p Saturday, Dec. 17
“One of the neglected jewels in Universal Studios's horror crown … spiraling ode to overwhelming loss, both personal and universal.” –Slant
Bela Lugosi + Boris Karloff = classic horror!
American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. The great debate between humanism and fascism with women caught in the middle.  With Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. (d. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934, Universal, 65 min.)

The Big Heat
7:30p Saturday, Dec. 17  
Unmissable, timely Fritz Lang noir.
“One of the great works of film noir.” –Film4
Tough cop (Glenn Ford) takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. How can a man alone take on overpowering political corruption, crime and the establishment? (d. Fritz Lang, 1953, Columbia, 90m)