Rediscovering Orson Welles, Touch of Evil at Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
- When: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7 p.m.
- Where: Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Film
For the second night of its film series (Back-story: Reel People at the Cherry), aficionado Malcolm Weintraub introduces viewers to the 1958 film noir, Touch of Evil, directed by the illustrious Orson Welles. During his honeymoon, Mexican narcotics officer Ramon Miguel Vargas (Charlton Heston) falls into a murder investigation that spans both sides of the U.S. and Mexico border. The unfolding drama ensnares Vargas’s wife Susan (Janet Leigh), portly and corrupt U.S. officer Hank Quinlan (Orson Welles), and Quinlan’s alluring friend Tana (Marlene Dietrich). Though the talk focuses on the theme of justice, the film’s history (its first life as a B-movie and much later re-editing) and its high production value should leave Weintraub with plenty more to discuss. Keep an eye out for the dynamic and suspenseful opening shot that lasts for near three and a half minutes. [SS]
7pm. Carl Cherry Center for the Arts. Corner of Fourth and Guadalupe, Carmel. $10 donation suggested. 624-7491, www.carlcherrycenter.org.