Point Blank. 1967. USA. Directed by John Boorman. 92 min.

With Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Carroll O’Connor. Boorman was practically a novice—he had only directed the Dave Clark Five in Having a Wild Weekend, a knockoff of the Beatles/Richard Lester film A Hard Day’s Night—when he made this gangster film, which Andrew Sarris declared to be possessed of “visual wit and beauty.” Boorman brings many of the stylistic trademarks of the French New Wave to the genre. As usual, Marvin is brutal, and Dickinson is sublime.

  1. Friday, April 18, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  2. Thursday, April 17, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  3. Wednesday, April 16, 2014,
    1:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

This film accompanies An Auteurist History of Film.