THIEF

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Showings

Ped Mall -Scene 1 Sun, Oct 23 7:30 PM
Series Info
Series:Rooftop
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:123 minutes
Director:Michael Mann
Year Released:1981
Production Country:USA
Language:English

Description

Eleven Sundays (and one full moon Wednesday), summer through fall, featuring well-loved classics, beneath the stars and above the streets of Iowa City. You never know what we’ll add to each screening to butter up your Rooftop experience. Join us for these very fun, special shows, and buy tickets early as seating is limited, and Rooftop shows do sell out! In the case of inclement weather, the screening will occur indoors.

Doors: 7:00 pm | Screening 7:30 pm

One lucky attendee will win their very own neon sunset sign in honor of this Neon Noir entry!

"Caan is a study in emotional contrasts, a character at once likable and unsympathetic."—Jack Mathews, Detroit Free Press

"There is no respite from Thief; it is bravura movie making."—Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times

THIEF

A highly skilled jewel thief, Frank (James Caan) longs to leave his dangerous trade and settle down with his girlfriend, Jessie (Tuesday Weld). Eager to make one last big score in order to begin living a legitimate life, Frank reluctantly associates with Leo (Robert Prosky), a powerful gangster. Unfortunately for Frank, Leo wants to keep him in his employ, resulting in a tense showdown when he finally tries to give up his criminal activities once and for all.

Screened in tribute to the late James Caan

A Neon Noir Selection

Neon Noir

After the Hays Code was lifted and the classic noir period came to a close, neo-noir was born. A more hard edged look at seedy underworlds and femme fatales. From those movies a slick sub genre emerged, the neon noir. Typified by its rain soaked streets lit by the glow of neon signs, these films have a particular brand of cool all their own.