In a Lonely Place


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icon-other-filmsNicholas Ray - Accidents of Imagination

In a Lonely Place

  • 1950
  • Directed By: Nicholas Ray
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Drama
  • 94 Minutes
  1. Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Still image from the film In a Lonely Place
A semi-autobiographical critique of Hollywood itself, filtered through the cynical lens of film noir, this brooding Humphrey Bogart vehicle explores one of the most important themes in Ray’s work: the redemptive potential of romantic love caught in tension with the personally destructive nature of masculine violence, neurotic obsession, and self-expression. The film is a study in the paranoia and alienation endemic to the modernity of postwar America, with Bogart as a burned-out screenwriter under investigation for murder and Gloria Grahame as the woman he loves who begins to question his innocence. (35mm presentation)