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Man from Reno

May 17, 2015, 6:00 PM

6:00 p.m. Party in the Lobby
7:00 p.m. Film Screening

Please join us for a festive evening of fun, food, and film! Enjoy good company and delicious wine, beer and snacks from Meridians, followed by a one night only screening of Man from Reno.

Free for members of the Maine Film Center and their guests. (One guest per member). Not a member? That's okay! Non-members can attend at regular prices OR become members that evening for free admission and year-round benefits. (You can also sign up for membership online!)

Film Description:

A stranger in the increasingly strange city of San Francisco, Japanese crime novelist Aki (Ayako Fujitani) is unsure of precisely what role she has to play in a real-life murder mystery involving ambiguous MacGuffins and amorphous identities. Unfolding in lonely places such as bookshops and hotel bars, Dave Boyle’s moody thriller uncovers exhilarating new takes on genre conventions. Consequently, it’s an alluring l’homme fatal who supplies Aki with the breadcrumb trail of clues that entices her into a labyrinthine plot of sinister dealings. In turn, the aging sheriff (veteran character actor Pepe Serna of Scarface and The Black Dahlia, fantastic in a rare leading role), who should rightfully be riding to her rescue, proves to be equally out of his depth. The game is afoot, the chase is exhilarating and the stakes are perilously high in this inspired neo-noir. “Man from Reno fascinates. It invites you to go back, decipher its clues and discern a grand design, if there is one”—Stephen Holden, New York Times. “This inscrutable adventure proves a pure delight to unravel from beginning to end”—Kam Williams. In English and in Japanese with English subtitles. Unrated. 111 Min.

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Details

Date:
May 17, 2015
Time:
6:00 PM

Venue

Railroad Square Cinema
17 Railroad Square
Waterville, ME
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Phone:
873-6526
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