June 14-20 - Ace in the Hole (1951)
We screened this at La Sala in the summer of 2017, but even if you’ve seen it, this one is worth watching again. Billy Wilder ( Sunset Boulevard , Some Like It Hot ) directs Kirk Douglas as cynical reporter Chuck Tatum, whose car breaks down in Albuquerque. Tatum manipulates the story of a cave collapse near Gallup, and the resulting media circus becomes a commentary on the gullibility of the American public. Selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.