Filmmaker Susan Ray will be on hand to introduce the screening of Nicholas Ray’s “In A Lonely Place,” adapted from the Dorotha B. Hughes thriller, starring Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame on Tuesday, Marcy 27, 2018 at Green kill, 7 PM. 5 dollars at the door or on eventbrite.com
“Nicholas Ray’s films are more than great dramatic experiences—they’re the nerve endings of a sensibility, the cry of a soul in pain, the portrait of an artist. That’s why, for many critics and filmmakers, Nicholas Ray is the auteur par excellence.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Cinema is Nicholas Ray.”
– Jean Luc Godard
About the Film
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper–Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance–becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor with her own troubled past (Gloria Grahame). The emotionally charged “In A Lonely Place, “ freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of a suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their own demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray.