A double shot of shadowy fatalism from two idiosyncratic masters of film noir, this pair of dark-hearted classics of low-budget thrill-making are like a punch to the gut and a knife to the throat. Powered by Ann Savage's searing, sneering turn as femme fatale Vera, who domineers hard-luck loverboy Al (Tom Neal), Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour is a clammy, claustrophobic psychodrama of desperation and despair, underlaid by a tantalizingly sado-masochistic subtext. The Hitch-Hiker, directed by one of Golden Age Hollywood's few female directors--actress-turned-auteur Ida Lupino--is a taught, desert-set thriller about a friendly fishing trip that transforms into a nervy contest of wills between a couple of strait-laced squares (Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy) and a sociopathic, pistol-toting hitcher (William Talman) who takes vicious aim at their dull, middle-class way of life.
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This is an outdoor film, 21+. Enter through the Heavy Anchor (5226 Gravois) for admission. BYO chair, limited seating available. Food and drink available for purchase.