Thursday, August 27, 2015

Grind-Fu Cinema is this Saturday night!


Grind-Fu Cinema presents
FILM NOIR NIGHT

Featuring
Edmund O'Brien in
THE HITCH-HIKER
  and
Frank Sinatra in
SUDDENLY
Saturday, August 29th @ 7:00 pm
Wiecking 220 Auditorium
Minnesota State University, Mankato
FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!

Grind-Fu gets all moody and atmospheric for August!  Get ready for two amazing Film Noir movies FOR FREE!  Let's take a look at what's on deck this month:


THE HITCH-HIKER (1953)
Directed by Ida Lupino

One of the taglines used to promote The Hitch-Hiker was "When was the last time you invited death into your car?"  For me it would be never, but the folks in this movie weren't so lucky.  Directed by actress Ida Lupino, The Hitch-Hiker is based off a true story of abduction and murder that took place in 1950.  The details of the real case were so gruesome that Lupino had to tone the movie down just to appease the censors.

The Hitch-Hiker is a real chiller, and it's a thrill to share it with the Grind-Fu audience.  FYI, in 1998 it was added to the national Film Registry as a film that needs to be preserved.  Not too shabby!


SUDDENLY (1954)
Directed by Lewis Allen

We all know Old Blue Eyes is the Chairman of the Board and force to be reckoned with, and now here's your chance to see him play a cold blooded killer.  Frank Sinatra plays a kill crazy criminal with his crosshairs on the President of the United States.  He takes over the home of a family in the city that the President is passing through and puts his plan into action.

The story goes that Lee Harvey Oswald saw Suddenly on TV a few nights before the assassination of President Kennedy, but conspiracy obsessive are unable to find a TV station in the Dallas area around that time that screened the film.  Another story goes that Sinatra was so devastated by the similarities between Suddenly and Kennedy's assassination that he had the film pulled from circulation, and eventually it lapsed into the public domain.  Frank's family, however, has gone to great lengths to deny that there is any truth to this.


Join us on Saturday, August 29th, for another great Grind-Fu Cinema!  Bring your friends, bring snacks, and get ready to enjoy a couple of great films FOR FREE!  Send any questions you may have to shufflefunction@hotmail.com.  See you there!

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