February 16, 2019
Shockwaves ripple through a small town when the disappearance of a young black girl leads the police to arrest a white transient.
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The disappearance of a young black girl triggers fearful unrest in a small, racially mixed American town. After police arrest a white transient with no alibi, tensions flare between black and white communities, threatening to erupt in a violent race riot. Shot on a miniscule budget in Northern California, this provocative film is a marvel of suspenseful filmmaking. Oscar® nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Editing, with stunning work in the final reel by DP Ernest Laszlo, this is a rarity that is still terrifying and timely.
Saturday (2/16), Sunday (2/17), and Monday (2/18) only!
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Back Bar
Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective presents:
- Hot Dog Sandwich ($5) - griddled hebrew national dog, butter toasted martins potato roll, ketchup and stone ground mustard
- Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($8) - spiced fried chicken, martins potato roll, lemon mayo, iceberg lettuce
- Frito Pie ($6) - juanita's tortilla chips topped with 3 bean chili, cheddar cheese, crema, minced onions
- Director: Russell Rouse
- Principal Cast: Gwendolyn Laster, Richard Rober, Maidie Norman, Harry Morgan, Barry Kelley
- Country: USA
- Year: 1951
- Running Time: 86 minutes
- Producer: Clarence Greene, Leo C. Popkin
- Screenplay: Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene
- Cinematographers: Ernest Laszlo
- Language: English