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CHINATOWN

CHINATOWN

CHINATOWN

1974 / 130min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROMAN POLANSKI

CAST: JACK NICHOLSON, FAYE DUNAWAY, JOHN HUSTON

“Chinatown” doesn’t play a major role in Polanski’s film of dirty dealing in 1930s Los Angeles, but it does a whole lot of metaphorical heavy lifting in the film’s famous kicker line, symbolic of a place where the rules and the language are beyond comprehension. We might mention that it’s a masterpiece, too, with Faye Dunaway as the woman in trouble, Jack Nicholson as nosey guy detective Jake Gittes, and John Huston as the vilest plutocrat in all of cinema.

Chinatown is screening as part of the series Imaginary Chinatown. Click here for more info.