This coming weekend at the Packard Campus Theater (19053 Mt. Pony Road / Culpeper, VA)
The streets are still mean this month at the Packard Campus as we celebrate film noir, specifically L.A. noir. You’ll never look at California the same way again.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2022 @ 7:30pm
L.A. Confidential (Warner Bros., 1997)
Based on the James Ellroy novel, the author, a fitting successor to Raymond Chandler. The tale is one of corrupt cops and a shady town, clearly not good tourism bureau material. Along with Oscar winner Kim Bassinger, the film feature Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce. The film was added to the Library’s National Film Registry in 2015.
(Color; 138 minutes; rated R)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022 @ 2:00pm
Sunset Boulevard (Paramount, 1950)
Many critics feel this film is the best movie ever made about Hollywood, while others feel it is top-shelf noir. Either way, director Billy Wilder and stars William Holden and Gloria Swanson deliver a masterpiece. The film was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry in 1989.
(B&W; 110 minutes; unrated)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Mulholland Drive (Universal, 2001)
Director David Lynch adds an element of surrealism to this take on L.A. noir. Naomi Watts, Laura Harring and Ann Miller co-star.
(Color; 146 minutes; rated R)