Film Noir Classics: THE THIRD MAN

| 1949 | 93 minutes | | , ,
Directed by Carol Reed

Tuesday April 10, 2018

$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Carol Reed

Starring Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli

Guest Introduction by Paul Karasik.

Set in postwar Vienna, Austria, “The Third Man” stars Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins, a writer of pulp Westerns, who arrives penniless as a guest of his childhood chum Harry Lime (Orson Welles), only to find him dead. Martins develops a conspiracy theory after learning of a “third man” present at the time of Harry’s death, running into interference from British officer Maj. Calloway (Trevor Howard) and falling head-over-heels for Harry’s grief-stricken lover, Anna (Alida Valli).


Paul Karasik has selected three films as prime examples of Must-See Film Noir. Paul is an Eisner Award winning cartoonist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker and whose graphic novels have been translated world-wide. He is the Development Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School and lives in West Tisbury.



"Reed and screenwriter Graham Greene let the story unfold slowly and deliberately, like the cigarette smoke that floats around the characters, and keep us guessing at every step."--Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times

"Like many, I have loved this thriller of conscience and betrayal most of my moviegoing life."--Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune


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