Steve Wilson, Curator of Film at the Harry Ransom Center, joins us to give insight into the actress Ann Savage and her archive (which resides at the Ransom Center) at the March 20 screening.
“That’s life. Whichever way you turn, Fate sticks out a foot to trip you.” Edgar Ulmer’s microbudget crime cornerstone is one of the American noirs that truly made the French New Wave stand up and notice. A true classic, this film has inspired dozens of filmmakers, and even inspired the name of AFS Artistic Director Richard Linklater’s production company. The unforgettable Ann Savage creates one of the most energetically amoral femmes fatale in screen history. Newly restored in 4K for the first time.