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Ace In The Hole
Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 7:00pm
The Northwest Film Center and the PSU English Department would like to invite you to this month's film screenings for free! With the exception of the Portland International Film Festival, the NW Film Center's screenings are free to all PSU students, faculty and staff.

Ace In The Hole
US 1950
Director: Billy Wilder

Kirk Douglas, cast as yellow journalist Chuck Tatum, is nuts about getting a juicy story. Tatum's good fortune to come upon Herbie Cook trapped in a mine, and to turn his predicament into a media circus, makes a too-perfect portrait of ambition and greed nursing human interest. Wilder's gourmet cynicism, a bite inside the heart of several of his great movies (DOUBLE INDEMNITY, SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE APARTMENT), approaches the intensity of a scientific field theory in ACE IN THE HOLE. The hell-balling of all the characters into a fusion of dark will and unholy camaraderie is not just fine film noir, but also a crackling good exposi of the worst news-manipulation still going on today. (112 min)

When: Sunday, December 7th, 2008
Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave)
7:00 PM
Free to PSU students, faculty and staff

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