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    Criss Cross

    Presented by at Harvard Film Archive

    August 17, 2013


    Criss Cross

    Reunited with the great noir visionary and The Killers director Robert Siodmak, Lancaster returned to his first iconic role as a hapless yet willing victim, although now buffeted by even crueler tides of masochism, fatalism and callousness than their earlier film. The dark pleasures of Criss Cross that lie in its tightly coiled and sinisterly elaborate heist narrative and in the stabs of cruel humor inflicted by Daniel Fuchs' crackling dialogue are surpassed only by the sneering jester-like villain played by the always extraordinary Dan Duryea. Criss Cross is celebrated today as an elegiac documentary of sorts thanks to its remarkable location shooting in the now lost world of the decrepit Bunker Hill neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles which was shortly afterwards destroyed in the name of "urban renewal.”

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    Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque
    24 Quincy Street
    Cambridge, MA 02138

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    $9 - Regular Admission
    $7 - Non-Harvard Students, Harvard Faculty and Staff, and Senior Citizens
    Regular HFA screenings are free for all Harvard students with a valid photo ID.
    $12 - Special Event Ticket Price for all patrons
    Discounts apply for Harvard Film Archive Members

    Phone: 617-496-3211

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