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Odds Against Tomorrow

1959, USA, Dir: Robert Wise

Festival of the Future City/
Sun 10 November 2019
15:00-17:00
Cube Cinema
Price: £6/ £5

Odds Against Tomorrow

1959, USA, Dir: Robert Wise

Odds Against Tomorrow (4) JPG
Sun 10 November 2019,
15:00-17:00
Cube Cinema
Price: £6/ £5

Often considered the last movie of the classic film noir era, this film stars Robert Ryan as a racist ex-con reluctantly teaming up with a black jazz musician (Harry Belafonte) to pull a bank robbery in upstate New York masterminded by a bitter former cop (Ed Begley). Shown as part of the Festival of the Future City film noir series.

Partly shot on location, Philip French described the depiction of New York City as ‘morally and physically chilling’. Produced by HarBel Productions, a company founded by Belafonte, this is a taut heist movie in which racism is a key theme.

This film 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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