Orson Welles' Touch of Evil 1958

KINONIK in association
with SPACE presents

~ KinoNoir ~

Orson Welles’
TOUCH OF EVIL
OCTOBER 14, 2019, 7 PM

Written, directed by and co-starring Orson Welles, Touch of Evil (1958) is now widely regarded as one of Welles’s best motion pictures and one of the best classic-era films noir. A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town, the film also stars Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh. In Roger Ebert’s pantheon of Great Movies, Ebert and other critics see a parallel between Hank Quinlan, the drunken sheriff of a border town played by Welles, and Welles himself. Touch of Evil was to be the last film Welles was able to make in Hollywood.

SPACE, 538 Congress St, Portland

October 14, 2019 at 7 PM, $8 ($6 for SPACE members)