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Date & Time
Monday, January 28 at 7:00 pm
Admission
Free; no reservations required
Venue
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
Description

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 
(John Cassavetes, 1976, 135 min, USA, English, color, 35mm)

John Cassavetes engages with film noir in his own inimitable style with The Killing of a Chinese Bookie. Ben Gazzara brilliantly portrays a gentleman’s club owner, Cosmo Vitelli, desperately committed to maintaining a facade of suave gentility despite the seediness of his environment and his own unhealthy appetites. When he runs afoul of loan sharks, Cosmo must carry out a terrible crime or lose his way of life. Mesmerizing and idiosyncratic, the film is a provocative examination of masculine identity.

“A postnoir masterpiece.” Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader

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