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September 5 – September 6, 2015

Heist Night

The Harvard Film Archive's annual all-night movie marathon celebrates the heist film with an international line-up of suspenseful classics of the genre, ranging from Jean-Pierre Melville’s sang froid robbery adventure, Le cercle rouge to Jules Dassin’s caper romp Topkapi. Including hard-boiled gems from Phil Karlson, John Woo and Sydney Lumet, as well as Mario Monicelli’s beloved comedy, Big Deal on Madonna Street, Heist Night travels around the world in six exciting variations of unlikely crime and likely punishment, following a daring trail of safe-crackers, jewel thieves and bank robbers from Kansas City to Hong Kong.

$12 Special Event Tickets
Saturday September 5 at 7pm

Big Deal on Madonna Street
(I soliti ignoti)

Directed by Mario Monicelli. With Vittorio Gassman, Marcello Mastroianni, Renato Salvatori
Italy 1958, 35mm, b/w, 106 min. Italian with English subtitles

Print courtesy of Cinecitta

Le cercle rouge

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville. With Alain Delon, Andre Bourvil, Gian Maria Volonte
France 1970, 35mm, color, 140 min. French with English subtitles

Print courtesy of Rialto Pictures


Directed by Jules Dassin. With Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell
US 1964, 35mm, b/w, 119 min

Print courtesy of Park Circus

Once a Thief (Zong heng si hai)

Directed by John Woo. With Leslie Cheung, Chow Yun Fat, Cherie Chung
Hong Kong 1991, 35mm, color, 108 min. Cantonese with English subtitles

Print courtesy of New Beverly Cinema

Kansas City Confidential

Directed by Phil Karlson. With John Payne, Preston Foster, Lee Van Cleef
US 1952, 35mm, b/w, 98 min

Print courtesy of Park Circus

The Anderson Tapes

Directed by Sidney Lumet. With Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam
US 1971, 35mm, color, 99 min

Print courtesy of Swank Films

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