The Reel Thing will feature Los Angeles premiere screenings of these restored classics:




Marlon Brando’s One Eyed Jacks (1961)
Western bandit Kid Rio (Marlon Brando) is betrayed by his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden). Escaping from prison, Rio learns that Longworth has become a wealthy and influential lawman. Rio thirsts for revenge, but bides his time, waiting for the right moment to strike.






Beat the Devil

John Huston’s original version of BEAT THE DEVIL (1953)

Humphrey Bogart stars as Billy Dannreuther, frontman for a group of sinister “businessmen” stranded in an Italian port town, scheming for a way to take ownership of uranium-rich, government-owned land in Africa. Into this nest of vipers falls a naive British couple, Mr. and Mrs. Chelm (Edward Underdown and Jennifer Jones). As the lonely Mrs. Chelm flirts with Mr. Dannreuther, she weaves an outrageous tapestry of lies about her husband’s financial and political interests, not realizing the ocean of deceit into which she is submerging them. Dannreuther’s wife (Gina Lollobrigida), meanwhile, begins a flirtation of her own with Mr. Chelm, so that every allegiance is tested, every loyalty questioned in this romantic and criminal merry-go-round.




McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Robert Altman’s McCABE & MRS. MILLER (1971)

Charismatic gambler John McCabe (Warren Beatty) arrives in a mining community and decides to open a brothel. The local residents are impressed by his confident demeanor and fast talk, but crafty prostitute Constance Miller (Julie Christie) sees through McCabe’s words and realizes he isn’t as sharp as he seems. For a share in his profits, Mrs. Miller agrees to help plan and run McCabe’s establishment, but soon a powerful company threatens to destroy what they have built up.