1952. USA. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Marlene Dietrich. 89 min.
A cowboy, seeking to avenge his fiance?e’s brutal murder, infiltrates a bandit hide- out overseen by Dietrich’s tough-talking chanteuse. Her subversive and empowered heroine lends Rancho “a distinctly kinky air,” seductively embodying the brutality of the West. In true Lang fashion, the destructive setting prevails, twisting all innocence into deadly cynicism.
Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free