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DFS Film: "Detour"

In this terrifically tawdry noir, a down-on-his-luck nightclub performer takes one wrong turn after another hitchhiking from NY to LA.

Sunday, July 13, 2014
BFVAC - Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required.

Passion hooks up with folly in this terrifically tawdry noir that was creatively shot in six days—and has long enjoyed a cult reputation among film buffs for its existential tone. A down-on-his-luck nightclub performer hitchhikes from NY to LA. One wrong turn and he finds himself at the mercy of as vicious a vixen as ever ruined a good man. Roger Ebert described the film as “an embodiment of the guilty soul of film noir. No one who has seen it has easily forgotten it.” Introduction by Prof. Noah Isenberg. D: Edgar G. Ulmer, US, 1945, 67m


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