Heights Theater

The Twin Cities classic cinema experience

Established 1926

HEIGHTS THEATER RE-OPENING VISITOR GUIDELINES

Welcome back to The Heights Theater! We are implementing some temporary changes to make your visit as safe and comfortable as possible.

Masks are required at all times in the Heights Theater, both in the lobby and in the auditorium – only exception will be for eating food purchased at our concession stand. Patrons and employees will be expected to wear masks.

Credit cards are the preferred form of payment

To ensure proper social distancing in the theater auditorium, you will be assigned a seat when you arrive, and we are limiting total capacity to about 25%. However, your group may sit together, and we will assign seats to accommodate this.

We will be selling concessions and have installed plexiglass barriers between you and our staff.

All customer contact surfaces are disinfected before and after the start of each show.

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HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID

July 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The first pairing of sexy superstars Paul Newman and Robert Redford is a classic Western, and the biggest box office draw of 1969. Butch and Sundance rob trains, Union Pacific trans to be precise, to the chagrin of its owner, who hires a ruthless posse to kill the bandits. Retreating to Bolivia, Butch and Sundance try and set up shop in South America, with both hilarious and tragic results. A strange and thoroughly entertaining Western, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid shouldn't be missed on the big screen.

DCP courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE AFRICAN QUEEN

July 19, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled April 20th screening of THE AFRICAN QUEEN will be moving to Sunday July 19th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Brits Samuel and Rose Sayer (Katherine Hepburn) are brother and sister missionaries in what was then German East Africa, when World War I breaks out. When Samuel is beaten and killed by German soldiers, Rose climbs aboard the beat up boat the African Queen with Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart), the gruff, foulmouthed captain. The two fight the jungles, the rapids, the German army, and even one another until, and most surprisingly, they fall in love. Hepburn was never more fun and Bogart plays against type in a role that won him his only Academy Award.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

85TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

July 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Boris Karloff met his match with Elsa Lanchester, who plays the Bride of Frankenstein and sports perhaps the greatest hairdo in Hollywood's long history of great hairdos. Her performance was years ahead of its time, the kind of thing that wins Oscars today and was the perfect foil to Karloff. James Whale attempted to camp up his entry, but the result is a film that many consider superior to the first, more emotional and less stagy than the first, and perhaps the greatest entry of Universal's celebrated horror films.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


MARTIN SCORSESE'S MEAN STREETS

MEAN STREETS

July 30, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled May 7th screening of MEAN STREETS will be moving to Thursday July 30th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Though it was his third feature film, Mean Streets is widely regarded as the first picture you could rightly know was "Scorsese", and the one that launched the careers of Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel. When his reckless best friend, Johnny Boy (De Niro) pushes a gangster too far, Charlie (Keitel) finds himself torn between helping his friend and remaining loyal to the church.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

45TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

JAWS

Aug. 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Our scheduled June 29th screening of JAWS will be moving to Monday August 3rd. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

The movie that changed world cinema as we know it today, whose success was the very definition of blockbuster, Jaws is also one of the most thrilling and entertaining films of all-time. Jaws is the terrifying story of a killer great white shark that terrorizes Amity Island during its peak summer months, and then becomes a thrilling character study of three-men as they chase the beast over open water. Nominated for four Oscars including Best Picture, Jaws is a rightly considered to be one of the greatest films of all-time. Join us for its 45th Anniversary screening--it hasn't screened at the Heights since perhaps 1975!

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


MARTIN SCORSESE'S MEAN STREETS

TAXI DRIVER

Aug. 6, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled May 14th screening of TAXI DRIVER will be moving to Thursday August 6th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

"You talkin' to me?" Robert De Niro is riveting as the iconic Travis Bickle, the anti-hero and eponymous taxi driver in this, Martin Scorsese's instantly acknowledged masterpiece. Influenced by Godard, shot during a heat wave and garbage strike in New York, perhaps no film captures the look, feel, and utter despair of urban living in that aggrieved decade. An incredible cast that included Jodie Foster and Peter Boyle, a score by Bernard Herrmann, and cinematographer Michael Chapman's inventive photography (using available light in Yellow Cab), Taxi Driver is an experience that you will never forget. Winner of the 1976 Palme d'Or at the 1976 Cannes Film Festival, Taxi Driver

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP courtesy Sony Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE WIZARD OF OZ

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ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM TECHNICOLOR DYE-TRANSFER PRINT!!

Like Singin' In The Rain, The Wizard of Oz is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year, which is no surprise because you may never see OZ look so amazing on the big screen than in this rare 35mm TECHNICOLOR DYE TRANSFER presentation!! Has there ever been a more essential piece of movie magic than the journey of Dorothy and Toto? Probably not.

Want to know more about the Technicolor Dye-Transfer process Click here.


MARTIN SCORSESE'S MEAN STREETS

GOODFELLAS

Aug. 13, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled May 21st screening of GOODFELLAS will be moving to Thursday August 13th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

This story about half-Irish, half-Italian criminal Henry Hill (based on a true story), touches on Scorsese's themes of being an outsider, as well as examining how crime thrills, edifies, warps and eventually destroys people. Considered by Roger Ebert to be the greatest film made about organized crime, Scorsese sought to focus on the small details, the quotidian life of a gangster in all its weird and often despairing ways. As usual, Robert De Niro is amazing, but Joe Pesci is at once hilarious and terrifying, a force of nature whose performance earned him an Academy Award.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

80TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE GREAT DICTATOR

Aug. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled May 4th screening of THE GREAT DICTATOR will be moving to Monday August 17th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

This brave and biting comedy by Charlie Chaplin was his first sound film, and most successful picture. Released at a time when the U.S. was still in a tenuous truce with Germany, The Great Dictator not only satirized the Fuehrer, but accurately reveled Hitler's hunger for world domination, and his dangerous policies against the Jews. The Great Dictator is not only one of the greatest movies of all-time, but perhaps the most important comedy ever made.

DCP courtesy Janus Films. .


MARTIN SCORSESE'S MEAN STREETS

RAGING BULL

Aug. 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled May 28th screening of RAGING BULL will be moving to Thursday August 20th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

When people think of boxing films, no other movie comes to mind before Raging Bull. With this brutal tale of boxer Jake LaMotta and his rise and fall, Scorsese doesn't shy away from the violence inherent in the sport both in and out of the ring. Gorgeously shot in black and white, and with De Niro's signature performance (and his losing and gaining weight not only became the stuff of legend but has inspired equally dedicated--or insane--actors to follow suit), Raging Bull is widely considered to be one of the greatest films ever made.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

70TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

SUNSET BOULEVARD

Aug. 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

Wilder's poison-pen letter to Hollywood is as acrid a noir as was ever committed to celluloid. When down-on-his-luck screenwriter Joe Gillis (Holden) falls in with aging silent film queen Norma Desmond (Swanson, in an iconic performance), he finds himself plunged into a world of despair and betrayal.

35mm print courtesy Paramount Pictures.


MARTIN SCORSESE'S MEAN STREETS

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Aug. 27, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled June 4th screening of NEW YORK, NEW YORK will be moving to Thursday August 27th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Moving away from the grittiness and violence of his earlier films, and obsessed with celebrating not only the Hollywood musical but New York in the 1940s, Scorsese crafted this gorgeous film with music by Kander and Ebb (famous for "New York, New York" among others), and featuring De Niro and Liza Minnelli as a jazz musician and singer who fall in and out of love. Rarely screened, this Martin Scorsese musical saw mixed reviews but has been rightly considered to be a charming classic all its own.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema.

35mm print courtesy Park Circus.


THE HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

"VERTIGO" IN 70MM

Sept. 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the April 16th screening of VERTIGO has been moved to Thursday September 10. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

70MM PRESENTATION

You have not seen VERTIGO until you have seen it in 70mm!

Soon after his early retirement, Scottie Ferguson (Stewart) is hired by a former college acquaintance to investigate the strange behavior of his wife, Madeleine (Novak). Widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, this masterpiece of identity and obsession is even more engrossing in a lush 70mm presentation.

Presented by the Trylon Cinema and The Heights Theater

70mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

"WAY OUT WEST" - LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL

Sept. 13, 2020, 1 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled June 7th screening of THE LAUREL & HARDY COMEDY FESTIVAL will be moving to Sunday September 13th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

ALL NEW DIGITAL RESTORATIONS!

The enormously popular LAUREL AND HARDY FESTIVAL returns for what will certainly be another sold-out screening. This year we feature THE CHIMP (1932) and WAY OUT WEST (1937). In the short film The Chimp, our heroes try their best to bring good fortune back to a busted circus, with hilariously disastrous results. The feature-length Way Out West, the pair head out west to deliver a deed to a gold mine, doing their bumbling best to help a young woman in the clutches of evil guardians. No matter if you're 9 or 90, the manic comedy of Laurel and Hardy is guaranteed to have you laughing.

DCP courtesy Jeff Joesph.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

80TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

REBECCA

Sept. 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled June 1st screening of REBECCA will be moving to Monday September 14th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Alfred Hitchcock's first film in America is a rapturous gothic masterpiece, owing nearly as much to the Master of Suspense's vision as to producer David O. Selznick. An unnamed woman (Joan Fontaine) and the dashing Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) meet on the French Riviera and married. He brings her to his seaside castle, Manderley, which is overseen by the steely Mrs. Danvers, whose obsession with the first Mrs. de Winter--Rebecca--is driving the new wife to the brink of insanity. Nominated for nine Academy Awards, it won two, including Best Picture, the only Hitchcock film to do so.

DCP courtesy Swank Motion Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

HAROLD AND MAUDE

Sept. 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Hal Ashby's poignant black comedy about anti social Harold and his geriatric girlfriend Maude has to be one of the classic misfit love stories of all time. Harold and Maude was a true cult film phenomena in it's day running a record 2 years at the (now closed) Westgate Theater in Minneapolis, and it is not to be missed on the big screen.

DCP courtesy Paramount Pictures.


THE HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

Sept. 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our rescheduled June 18th screening of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN will be moving to Thursday September 24th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Two men, each needing a certain someone out of their lives, meet on a train. The first, Guy, a tennis pro, is thinking of the easy divorce he knows will never come. The second, Bruno, a playboy obsessed with his mother, would like his father gone, as in, dead. But Bruno's got a plan, and with that Hitchcock launches this most wicked of films. Based on the acclaimed novel by Patricia Highsmith.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE

Sept. 28, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Tim Burton's first (and some say best) movie, this crazy road movie tells the tale of eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman who's beloved bike is stolen in broad daylight, which propels him across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Be sure and tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


THE HITCHCOCK FILM FESTIVAL

THE WRONG MAN

Oct. 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our rescheduled June 25th screening of THE WRONG MAN will be moving to Thursday October 1st. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

Manny (Henry Fonda) is not a rich man, so when his wife (Vera Miles) needs dental work, he goes to his life insurance company to borrow on the policy. There, confused employees identify him as a man who had twice held them up, and in no time Manny is plunged into a nightmare that sees him sent to Sing Sing. Based on a true story, and perhaps the most direct expression of Hitchcock's desperate fear of being arrested, The Wrong Man is at once thrilling, despairing, and ultimately hopeful.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Oct. 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak and the temporary shut down of all non essential businesses the originally scheduled June 15th screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD will be moving to Monday October 5th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

35MM PRESENTATION

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Harper Lee's beloved novel, the Heights is proud to present To Kill a Mockingbird. In the history of motion pictures, there has probably never been a film that is as beloved as its source novel as this story. Perfectly cast, with Gregory Peck in his Oscar-winning role as Atticus Finch, and featuring Mary Badham as Scout, Philip Alford as Jem, and a young Robert Duvall as Boo Radley. The film of To Kill a Mockingbird captured the nation's attention with nearly as much force as the book.

DCP courtesy Universal Pictures.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

40TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

THE SHINING

Oct. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION.

Arguably Kubrick's best, and perhaps most personal film, The Shining has influenced scores of horror films, and its technical achievements with the Steadicam changed cinema forever. The story of writer Jack Torrence, whose personal demons collide with the haunted Overlook Hotel, which he and his family have been hired to occupy over the winter, is at once a mind-bending trip and a terrifying, and moving, destruction of a man's world. So bizarre it has spawned countless conspiracy theories, including explaining the moon landing, The Shining can be watched, interpreted and reinterpreted numerous times.

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

SHERLOCK HOLMES

Oct. 25, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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Our scheduled June 28th screening of SHERLOCK HOLMES will be moving to Sunday October 25th. If you have purchased advance tickets, they will be good for the rescheduled screening, and you do not have to do anything other than show up.

DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Accompanied by Karl Eilers at The Heights Mighty Wurlitzer!

Long considered lost, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world's foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage-having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored SHERLOCK HOLMES represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette's Holmes on film. The film faithfully retains the play's famous set pieces-Holmes's encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions. Audiences are going to be blown away when they see the original Sherlock Holmes on screen for the first time!


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM

Oct. 26, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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35MM PRESENTATION

NEW gorgeous digitally restored Two-Color Technicolor 35mm print!

This pre-code two-color Technicolor horror picture should not be confused as mere historical movie novelty. The Mystery of the Wax Museum is creepy, disturbing and guaranteed to scare even the most jaded moviegoers! When a sculptor is burned in an arson fire, he returns a dozen years later, determined to create wax figures that are as close to real life as humanly--or inhumanely--possible. Don't miss this rare 35mm screening that will leave you screaming!

35mm print courtesy The UCLA Film and Television Archive.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

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ALL SEATS $10.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Singin' In the Rain is one of our most popular events and sells out year after year! Considered by many to be one of the greatest screen musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is also a hilarious look at the chaos and turmoil that the switch from silents to talkies cast upon Hollywood in the late 1920's. Plus all that glorious TECHNICOLOR!

DCP courtesy Warner Bros.


HEIGHTS 2020 CELEBRATION OF CINEMA

THE MURDERERS ARE AMONG US (DIE MORDER SIND UNTER UNS)

Nov. 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
ALL SEATS $12.00

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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

In bombed out Berlin, weary Susanne Wallner, an artist and concentration camp survivor, returns to her apartment to find drunken ex German soldier Dr. Hans Mertens there. It was her place before the war, but since he has no place to go, they become reluctant roommates. But the very worst war criminals still walk the streets of Berlin, the murderers among us, driving their victims into varying degrees of trauma or melancholy. And yet, hope remains.

The very first film shot in Germany after the war, and the model for what became known as "Rubblefilms", movies whose locations were the blasted out cities of Europe (The Third Man is perhaps the most famous), it was financed by the Soviets and their allies. The Murderers Are Among Us is a stunning combination of thrilling noir and moving drama, and nearly impossible to see in the U.S. Don't miss this incredibly rare screening, with a print courtesy of the University of Massachusetts' DEFA Film Library.

In German with English subtitles