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Film: The Third Man
Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 3:00pm
"Carol Reed's arty thriller, written by Graham Greene, is set in the broken heart of European uncanny Vienna populated by a multinational assortment of rogues and fools. The movie is a fun-house Casablanca, its jaundiced geopolitical romance appropriate to the bleary dawn of the Cold War... ...The Third Man is very much a japea sardonic waltz set to the mocking gaiety of its infectious zither theme. Too comic to be noir, the movie is nevertheless extravagantly expressionistic in its extreme angles, zigzag lighting schemes, and fondness for gargoyle faces in mega close-up. The compositions are insistently off- kilteras Manny Farber wrote in his New Republic review, the 'tilted camera that leaves you feeling you have [been watching] from a fetal position.'"

- The Village Voice

Holly Martins (Cotten), a pulp fiction author, arrives in Vienna at the invitation of his friend Harry Lime (Welles) to find that Lime has died in an accident. Without anywhere else to go, Holly tries to learn more about what happened to Lime, and he gets very different accounts depending on who he's talking to. As the mystery surrounding Lime's death is slowly unraveled, life in Vienna becomes increasingly strange and dangerous for Holly.

Format: 35mm Film
Runtime: 93 minutes
When: Feb 15-16 at 7 and 9:30pm, Feb 17 @ 3pm
Where: 5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Admission: Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

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