Fallen Angel with Lewis Klahr in person
This screening of Otto Preminger’s 1945 noir classic was selected for the series because the film served as one of the inspirations for Klahr’s The Pettifogger, also screening on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
Dir. Otto Preminger. 1945, 98 mins. 35mm archival studio print from 20th Century Fox. With Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell. In Otto Preminger’s dreamy film noir, Dana Andrews is an advance man for a traveling spiritualist who falls for a sexy waitress in a small California town. He hatches a scheme to marry a spinster, take her money, and split with the waitress, but things do not work out as planned. Preminger’s choreographed long-take camera movements captures the story’s deep emotional undercurrents.
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