Ida Lupino at 100

Celebrate the centenary of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino with newly-restored versions of three of the director’s films.

"A woman of extraordinary talents, and one of those talents was directing. The five films she directed between 1949 and 1953... represent a singular achievement in American cinema." - Martin Scorsese, New York Times Magazine

Beyond its obvious cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman, THE HITCH-HIKER is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s.
Wed, 5/8
Edmond O'Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino star in this amazingly sympathetic portrait of an ordinary salesman whom circumstances force into the arms of two women; an upper-crust lady and a tough-talking waitress.
Wed, 5/15
In Ida Lupino's directorial debut NOT WANTED, young and naive "unwed mother" Sally Forrest's life spirals out of control after her musician beau ditches her for an out-of-town gig, despite the presence of another man determined to win her heart.
Wed, 5/22