The Big Combo

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Film noir was a major infuence on the atmospheric landscapes and social dramas of Chicago Imagist painter Roger Brown. In conjunction with the exhibition Roger Brown: Virtual Still LifesMAD presents a special screening of The Big Combo (1955), directed by Joseph H. Lewis and filmed by iconic noir cinematographer John Alton. The film will be introduced by Ann Douglas, Parr Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book, Noir Nation: Cold War U.S. Culture 1945–1960.

35mm restored print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive; restoration funding provided by The Film Foundation.

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