Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:00pm

Fritz Lang’s M

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a screening of Fritz Lang’s first sound film, the classic crime drama M, starring Peter Lorre in what many consider his greatest performance. “It’s an impeccable film—a model of psychological suspense and a stunning display of Lang’s power and skill,” wrote critic Edward Guthmann in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Carrie Rickey wrote, “Lang’s movie is that rare thing, a nail-biting soul-searcher. While M steers clear of analyzing deviance, it is startling in its musings on which punishment fits an inhuman crime.” Introduction by Tom Breen, reporter for the New Haven Independent and host of the Deep Focus radio program. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow, ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
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