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RetroClassics: Touch of Evil & Chinatown 

When: Fri., July 5, 7 p.m. 2013
Price: $9

Two of the best modern noirs are paired in this double feature. First up is Orson Welles' 1958 thriller Touch of Evil. The astonishing miscasting of Charlton Heston as a Mexican aside, it's filled with stunning sequences, including the much-homaged continuous opening shot, the climactic chase sequence—and an utterly vanity-free performance by Welles as one of the most memorably corrupt cops in film. (As an equally memorable Marlene Detrich puts it: "You should lay off those candy bars.") It's followed by Roman Polanski's 1974 film Chinatown, about a detective who finds himself in over his head in a story involving water. John Huston has a memorable turn as the villain, and Polanski himself appears in a role that'll have you instinctively grabbing your nose. —Zack Smith



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