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Wild Hill: Walter Hill at Midnight

Wild Hill: Walter Hill at Midnight

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, June 23, 2012

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Come out to plaaaay for our late-night salute to the  criminally underappreciated Walter Hill, one of the last great action directors standing. All shows free for Auteur-level members!

“A peerless action craftsman… [Hill’s work is] as tight as a clenched fist, with not a word wasted in the dialogue and a simplicity of expression that extends from character development to the diamond-tight action sequences.” – The Onion A.V. Club

“Every film I’ve done has been a Western… The Western is ultimately a stripped down moral universe that is, whatever the dramatic problems are, beyond the normal avenues of social control and social alleviation of the problem, and I like to do that even within contemporary stories.”  – Walter Hill

“I’m influenced by HARD TIMES, THE DRIVER, and THE WARRIORS.” – Walter Hill


48 Hrs.

48 Hrs.

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
High-definition digital projection "Four stars! Having built a creditable reputation by standing slightly to one side of his action material and looking at it from a different angle,... more...



Another 48 Hrs.

Another 48 Hrs.

Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21, 2012
35mm print "Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte reteam as the convict and the cop in this savage sequel centering around their efforts to nail a drug kingpin before his gang ices them. Director... more...



The Long Riders

The Long Riders

Friday, April 27 - Saturday, April 28, 2012
35mm print "Hill's film holds its head high in a distinguished company of movies about the Jesse James/Cole Younger gang, refusing to bother too much about historical facts or psychological... more...



Wild Bill

Wild Bill

Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5, 2012
35mm print "Most of Walter Hill's WILD BILL takes place during the last days of Wild Bill Hickok's life, as he grapples with the residue of his rip-snorting, showdown-filled career. 'Maybe... more...



Streets of Fire

Streets of Fire

Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 12, 2012
35mm print "Continuing his love affair with movies that go bang in the night, Hill here gives us a futuristic rock fantasy which is, at heart, a Western. An itinerant soldier (Paré) returns... more...



Geronimo: An American Legend

Geronimo: An American Legend

Friday, May 18 - Saturday, May 19, 2012
35mm print "This is the authentically bloody chronicle of the last Apache leader, as recorded in the memoirs of one of the cavalrymen who hunted him down. It's a film about the land and... more...



The Warriors

The Warriors

Friday, May 16 - Saturday, May 17, 2014
DCP projection "From its powerhouse opening, in which all the gangs of New York gather in tribal splendour in Riverside Drive Park, to the last ditch stand in dilapidated... more...



Hard Times

Hard Times

Friday, June 1 - Saturday, June 2, 2012
35mm print "Walter Hill (The Warriors) made a very impressive transition from screenwriter to director with this Depression story of a street fighter (Charles Bronson) and his... more...



Hickey & Boggs

Hickey & Boggs

Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 9, 2012
35mm print "The first film from a Walter Hill script turns out to be as interesting for the assurance of Culp's direction as for Hill's contribution. Hickey & Boggs pairs television's... more...



The Getaway

The Getaway

Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5, 2013
35mm print "An evident precursor to The Driver (Walter Hill scripted both, this one from Jim Thompson's novel). The major strength of THE GETAWAY rests solidly on McQueen's... more...



Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Friday, June 22 - Saturday, June 23, 2012
High-definition digital projection "Highly-stylised... Hill's remake of Kurosawa's samurai classic Yojimbo places the story in the Prohibition era, with Italian and Irish bootleggers... more...





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