Thursday Oct. 12th at 7:00
A private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate. If he doesn’t drop the case at once he faces threats of legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy. Rated R ( 2 hr 10 min)
London Evening Standard
Polanski’s telling of his tale of corruption in LA is masterly – thrilling, humorous and disturbing at the same time – and brilliantly played by John Huston and Faye Dunaway as well as Nicholson.
New York Times
A new private-eye melodrama that celebrates not only a time and a place (Los Angeles) but also a kind of criminality that to us jaded souls today appears to be nothing worse than an eccentric form of legitimate private enterprise.
There is no doubting the richness of Polanski’s direction or the bravura performances.