So the Pacific Film Archive is across the bay in Berkeley. But when else are you going to attend a film screening series titled “Tea and Larceny: Classic British Crime Films”? Cheerio, old chap, it looks like you’re going to have bring some of your Yorkshire Gold to this Brit cinema delight.
What: Film screenings of proper Brits doing improper things
When: Thursday, September 3 to Saturday, October 31 (full schedule below)
Where: PFA at 2575 Bancroft Way in Berkeley
Cost: $5.50 BAM/PFA members, UC Berkeley students; $9.50 adults (18-64); $6.50 UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, senior citizens (65 & over), disabled persons, youth (17 & under)
Thursday, September 3
6:30 p.m. Footsteps in the Fog
Arthur Lubin (U.K., 1955, 90 mins) New Print
Murderous aristocrat Stewart Granger’s crime is discovered by scheming servant girl Jean Simmons, who wouldn’t mind becoming the new lady of the manor. A Gaslight-like Edwardian noir enveloped in London fog.
8:20 p.m. I Met a Murderer
Roy Kellino (U.K., 1939, 78 mins)
James Mason stars as a murderer on the run in this early noir, a rare example of independent filmmaking in 1930s Britain.
Friday, September 4
8:30 p.m. It Always Rains on Sunday
Robert Hamer (U.K., 1947, 92 mins) New Print
An escaped convict seeks refuge in London’s dreary East End in this fatalistic Ealing Studios noir, from the director of Dead of Night and Kind Hearts and Coronets.
Saturday, September 5
6:30 p.m. It Always Rains on Sunday
8:25 p.m. Night and the City
Jules Dassin (U.K., 1950, 95 mins)
Richard Widmark brilliantly plays a club tout and compulsive striver in this underworld classic that “turns all of London into a giant expressionist trap.”–Village Voice
Sunday, September 6
7:00 p.m. Hell Drivers
Cy Endfield (U.K., 1957, 108 mins)
The trucking business is a microcosm of capitalist exploitation in this full-throttle thriller featuring Stanley Baker, Patrick McGoohan, and a young Sean Connery.
Thursday, September 10
6:30 p.m. The Snorkel
Guy Green (U.K., 1958, 90 mins) New Print
A debonair villain turns a piece of scuba-diving equipment into an unusual instrument of murder in this clever chiller from the Hammer studios.
8:20 p.m. Noose
Edmond T. Greville (U.K., 1948, 95 mins)
A brassy Yankee reporter and her ex-commando fianc