Not to Be Missed: Chinatown
Screening, discussion, and book signing with film critic Kenneth Turan
Not to Be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites From a Lifetime of Film (2014, Public Affairs) is the new book by Kenneth Turan, renowned film critic for The Los Angeles Times and NPR. Blending cultural criticism, historical anecdote, and inside-Hollywood controversy, the book spans a century of great movies. For this special event, Turan will present Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974, 130 mins. With Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston), of which he writes, “It was the fusion of the memories and sensibilities of Roman Polanski and Robert Towne, sometimes divergent, sometimes in sync, that made Chinatown and its depiction of mendacity, amorality, and despair in 1930s Los Angeles so compelling.” The screening will be followed by a conversation with Turan and a book signing in the Moving Image Store.
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