[July 2022] Nicholas Ray

“Nicholas Ray is to some extent the Rossellini of Hollywood, in the kingdom of mechanization he is the craftsman, loving fashioning small objects out of holly wood. Hence a hue and cry against the amateur! There is not one of Ray’s films without nightfall. He is the poet of nightfall, and in Hollywood everything is permissible, except poetry. Hawks, for instance, keeps it at arm’s length, and Hitchcock cautiously ventures four or five shots each time, in small doses. While a Hawks settles down in Hollywood… and takes things easy, flirting with tradition all the better to flout it, and always winning, Ray is incapable of ‘doing a deal’ with the devil and turning the arrangement to his advantage – he is picked on and loses the battle even before he starts fighting …. Hawks and Ray perform an opposition much like Castellani and Rossellini. With Hawks we witness a triumph of the mind, with Nick Ray it is a triumph of the heart.” François Truffaut

July 7 2022 | 8PM In A Lonely Place USA 1950 d. Nicholas Ray with Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid, Art Smith, Martha Stewart, Jeff Donnell and Hadda Brooks. Black and white. 94 m

July 14 2022 | 8PM Johnny Guitar USA 1954 d. Nicholas Ray with Joan Crawford, Mercedes McCambridge, Sterling Hayden, Scott Brady, Ward Bond, Ben Cooper, Ernest Borgnine and John Carradine. In Trucolor. 110 m

July 21 2022 | 8PM Rebel Without A Cause USA 1955 d. Nicholas Ray with James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Platt and Dennis Hopper. In Warnercolor (Eastmancolor). 111 m

July 28 2022 | 8PM Party Girl USA 1958 d. Nicholas Ray with Cyd Charisse, Robert Taylor, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland, Kent Smith, Claire Kelly, Corey Allen, Lewis Charles and Barbara Lang. In Cinemascope and Metrocolor (Eastmancolor). 99 m