“Arresting, sometimes shocking. A forceful display of cinematic pyrotechnics. An essay on love. It is from the concentration on the Hogarthian faces of Los Angeles that THE SAVAGE EYE derives its ferocity!”
—The New York Times
“A film of powerful impact on any audience!”
A young woman waits out her divorce by making her way through the dark side of sunny, 1950s Los Angeles. Weaving through strip clubs, casinos, and endless rows of shops, a disembodied male voice dominates her consciousness, questioning her every action in stark, poetic prose. A hypnotic urban nightmare, this hybridization of documentary and fiction is a battle of angels, a quintessential piece of Los Angeles independent cinema from directors Ben Maddow, Sidney Meyers, and Joseph Strick. In 35mm. Preserved by the Academy Film Archive.