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"ON THE BASIS OF SEX"

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a struggling attorney and new mother who faces adversity and numerous obstacles in her fight for equal rights. When Ruth takes on a groundbreaking tax case with her husband, attorney Martin Ginsburg, she knows it could change the direction of her career and the way the courts view gender discrimination.

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DAUGHTER OF FILM NOIR

"THE BAD SEED"

Jan. 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Little Rhoda, seemingly a paragon of childhood innocence, is really a deranged sociopath, whose trail of bodies includes children, drunks and the elderly. Director Mervyn LeRoy was known for his hard-boiled crime classics, and brings that sensibility to bear on this intense thriller about a child serial killer that was years ahead of its time.

35mm print courtesy Warner Brothers.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


DAUGHTER OF FILM NOIR

"THE BIG SLEEP"

Feb. 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Writers Leigh Brackett and William Faulkner turned Raymond Chandler's brooding crime novel into a screwball noir that was an instant classic. Bogart and Bacall's romance is the fuel for this fire, but it's easy to forget that the famously convoluted story hinges on the evil machinations of General Sternwood's daughter Carmen, a young, creepy, and utterly disturbing femme fatale whose nihilism is so chilling it's almost hard to watch.

35mm print courtesy Warner Brothers.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema


HEIGHTS VALENTINE'S DAY EVENT

"THE PHILADELPHIA STORY"

Feb. 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Relationships are complicated, and none more so than the one between Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) and her former husband, C. K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant.) When the former is on the verge of becoming remarried to a bland shadow of her ex-husband, C. K., now a reporter for Spy magazine, crashes the wedding with fellow journalist Mike Connor (James Stewart, who won an Oscar for the role.) Midnight swims with the wrong man, drunkenness, and not one, but three potential grooms are a recipe for one of the greatest romantic screwball comedies of all-time.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.


DAUGHTER OF FILM NOIR

"CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE"

Feb. 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Less a sequel to Cat People, and more a paranormal children's noir that is unlike virtually anything Hollywood has ever made, Curse of the Cat People is at once thrilling, chilling and heartbreaking. Amy is a troubled child, prone to daydreaming, who begins a friendship with her father's deceased former wife, appearing in their snow-covered backyard. Psychologically complex, at times painful, gorgeous to behold, this underrated noir deserves to be appreciated on the Heights' silver screen.

35mm print courtesy LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


DAUGHTER OF FILM NOIR

"MILDRED PIERCE"

Feb. 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Though it's named for its eponymous heroine, Mildred Pierce is driven by insidious Veda, Mildred's daughter, and one of the most greedy young women in noir history. Seemingly driven to wealth and its trappings since birth, Veda manipulates her hard-working mother to give her everything, without a drop of compassion in her black soul. Mildred Pierce won Joan Crawford a well-deserved Oscar, but Ann Blyth is captivating as the poisonous daughter.

35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema


DAUGHTER OF FILM NOIR

"SHADOW OF A DOUBT"

March 7, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Hitchcock claimed that this was his favorite of his many classics, and we would be hard pressed to disagree. Simultaneously sweet and poisonous, Shadow of Doubt is the story the urbane Uncle Charlie (Joseph Cotten, never more bitter) who returns to his small hometown to visit his sister and especially young Charlie, (Teresa Wright, perfect as the bored teen) the niece who idolizes him. That is, until she discovers some terrible secrets lurking behind the dapper Uncle who seems to harbor a seething hatred of rich women. Wright and Cotten are in perfect synch with one another, creating a strange chemistry that will not soon be forgotten.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures

Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon cinema


A FLASK OF FIELDS: W.C. FIELDS' GREATEST COMEDIES

"IT'S A GIFT"

March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

When small town grocer Harold Bissonette inherits some money, he buys an orange grove in California, packs up his henpecking wife and annoying kids and heads west, only to find outrageous misfortune. One of Fields' greatest expressions of his beleaguered everyman, It's A Gift showcases several comic routines he perfected in vaudeville.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


A FLASK OF FIELDS: W.C. FIELDS' GREATEST COMEDIES

"YOU'RE TELLING ME"

March 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Poor Sam Bisbee: this good-hearted inventor/optometrist just wants to live his life in peace and be himself. But his wife is embarrassed by him, and his loving daughter is engaged to a man whose family loathes the uncouth Busbees, and when his business fails, it takes a surprise princess to set things right. As in every Fields' film, the sarcastic but lovable everyman endures despite life throwing monkey wrenches into his works.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


A FLASK OF FIELDS: W.C. FIELDS' GREATEST COMEDIES

"THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE"

March 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Fields' Ambrose Wolfinger has the job of a lifetime: as a "memory expert" tasked with remembering details about everyone his boss meets with and help keep the business afloat. Freeloading onto Wolfinger are his henpecking wife, mother-and brother-in-law, though he lives to support his loving daughter. Simply trying to take an afternoon off to see a wrestling match, he spins an outrageous web of deception, setting off a chain of events that almost kill Ambrose, end his marriage and destroy the company, until his daughter prevails in this gut-busting comedy. One of Field's greatest films!

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


A FLASK OF FIELDS: W.C. FIELDS' GREATEST COMEDIES

"YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN"

April 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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35MM PRESENTATION

Larsen E. Whipsnade is the owner of a failing circus, struggling week-after-week to pay the bills. His daughter is in love Edgar Bergen, on hand with his smart aleck dummy Charlie McCarthy, but sets aside her feelings to woo a dopey millionaire to keep her father solvent. Fields' Whipsnade is a growling, grumbling drunk whose whose run ins with poison tongued Charlie McCarthy are the highlight of this uproarious film filled with jokes, gags, and slapstick.

35mm print courtesy Universal Pictures.


"HAROLD AND MAUDE"

April 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
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DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION

Now a Heights yearly tradition, 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.