Asphalt Jungle, John Huston

The Asphalt Jungle

1950, USA, Dir: John Huston

Festival of the Future City/
Sun 27 October 2019
15:00-17:00
Cube Cinema
Price: £6/ £5

The Asphalt Jungle

1950, USA, Dir: John Huston

Asphalt Jungle, John Huston
Sun 27 October 2019,
15:00-17:00
Cube Cinema
Price: £6/ £5

Set in an unnamed mid-western city, this gritty film – winner of the Academy Award for best director – tells the story of a meticulously-planned jewellery heist and the double-crosses, bad luck, police brutality, murder and suicide that follow.  Shown as part of the Festival of the Future City film noir series.

Photoplay called it a ‘brutally frank story of crime and punishment… packed with stand-out performances’. The cast includes Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Marilyn Monroe and Sam Jaffe (who won the Academy Award for best supporting actor).

This screening is part of Festival of the Future City – an initiative of Festival of Ideas. Festival of the Future City takes place every two years in Bristol celebrating and debating the future of cities with talks, walks, debates, arts projects and new books.

The 2019 Festival of the Future City includes a film noir programme; classic utopian films about cities; cities in silent cinema; documentaries on New Towns, democracy, the housing crisis and the anthropocene in the series: Cities, Future Cities and Film. We are grateful to BFI for their support for this programme. See the rest of the Festival of the Future City film programme here.

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