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  • THE NAKED CITY 3:20 7:00
  • THE SLEEPING CITY 1:30 5:10 8:50

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THE NAKED CITY & THE SLEEPING CITY

THE NAKED CITY

(1948, Jules Dassin) Seminal all-location NYC Noir. Following a young woman’s murder, cops Barry Fitzgerald and Don Taylor track down leads from Stillman’s Gym to the City Morgue, with final showdown on the Williamsburg Bridge. Approx. 96 min. 35mm.
3:20, 7:00

“Perhaps the NYPD urtext. Narrated with full Winchellian snarl by Mark Hellinger, but the real hero is the camera itself, which is set free to wander Gotham and enjoy the varied sights it comes upon.”
– Jesse Berrett, Village Voice

“New York comes to life as it was in its glory years, the era of streetcars, the Third Avenue El, fedoras, dance halls, chop-suey joints and a functioning infrastructure.” 
– William Grimes, The New York Times

"Brilliant cameraman William Daniels' New York location footage is sensational – the city's the star."
– Elliott Stein, Village Voice

“An experiment in American neo-realism, filmed almost entirely on the streets of New York with an unfamiliar cast, the film is in outline a thriller about a police manhunt. But it elaborates this material to highly original effect, creating a vivid portrait of big city life.”
– The Guardian

THE NAKED CITY & THE SLEEPING CITY

THE SLEEPING CITY

(1950, George Sherman) Drugs, blackmail and murder at Bellevue — no, it’s not a Frederick Wiseman documentary — with Richard Conte going undercover as an intern and a no particular city prologue to appease an irate Mayor O’Dwyer. Approx. 85 min. 35mm.
1:30, 5:10, 8:50