“I can never get a zipper to close. Maybe that stands for something, what do you think?”
In Charles Vidor’s sexy, sultry film noir classic GILDA, the incendiary Rita Hayworth stars in the title role – in what is, without question, her signature cinematic legacy.
Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears… Starring Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, and George Macready.
“One of the great films noirs, softened just a little by the moralising censorship strictures of the time. See it.” (Time Out)
“Examples of film noir don’t come much headier or more perverse than Charles Vidor’s sultry little number…” (The Daily Telegraph)
“A wonderfully perverse noir classic…” (Observer)
Friday, July 21
Doors 5:30 pm | Movie 6:00 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19 w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
GILDA (Charles Vidor, 1946 / 110 mins / G) Johnny Farrell is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, Farrell manages to talk his way into a job with the casino’s owner, the powerful Ballin Mundson. The two form an uneasy partnership based off their mutual lack of scruples until Mundson introduces Farrell to his beautiful new wife, Gilda, who just happens to be Farrell’s ex-lover.