The Big Combo 35mm Screening at Museum of Arts and Design
Friday, September 6, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm
at the Museum of Arts and Design
1955, Dir. Joseph H. Lewis
Cinematography: John Alton
87 min, 35 mm Projection
Film noir was a major influence on the atmospheric landscapes and social dramas of Chicago Imagist painter Roger Brown. In conjunction with the exhibition Roger Brown: Virtual Still Lifes, MAD presents a special screening of The Big Combo (1955), directed by Joseph H. Lewis and filmed by iconic noir cinematographer John Alton. The film will be introduced by Ann Douglas, Parr Professor Emerita of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University and author of the forthcoming book, Noir Nation: Cold War U.S. Culture 1945–1960.