Touch of Evil (Orson Welles, 1958)
Thu, July 16, 2015 9 PM FREE
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for our annual series of free, festive, open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street. All Wex Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you’re invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot. Pack up a few blankets or lawn chairs, and get ready to enjoy beer from Seventh Son Brewing and wine from our cash bar, pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, and free Pam’s Market Popcorn. All films screened in 35mm!
Consistently ranked among the best films of all time, Orson Welles’s final Hollywood hurrah is a sleazy and entertaining film-noir portrait of corruption and morally questionable obsessions. Presented here in a meticulous, posthumous reconstruction of Welles’s “director’s cut,” the film features Welles as a crooked police chief who frames a Mexican youth as part of an intricate criminal plot. The film boasts one of the most famous opening shots in cinema history, eminently quotable dialogue, a magnificent Henry Mancini score, and an unforgettable all-star cast including Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Akim Tamiroff, and Dennis Weaver. (112 mins., 35mm)
Pick up a new Film Lives Here mug and save $1 on drinks at this summer’s Wex Drive-In screenings. Mugs are free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Stop by the member table or bar during the films to get yours (cash only); mugs are also available at the Wexner Center Store and Seventh Son Brewing.
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