Screening at Moving Image Museum Touch of Evil

Dir. Orson Welles. 1958, 95 mins. With Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles. Welles’s technically audacious B-noir masterpiece opens with one of the most justly celebrated single takes in film history. But everything that comes after that in this gripping tale of a Mexican narcotics officer (Heston, in a controversial casting choice) up against a corrupt American cop (a brilliant Welles) in a border town is equally startling. Much of the virtuosic, shadowy cinematography is considered equal to that of Welles’s Citizen Kane.

Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students) and includes admission to the Museum's galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.


Friday, March 16, 2012
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue
Astoria, NY 11106