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Underground Film: Chinatown (1974) 16mm/ Cinemascope | Berkeley

Every Sunday Through March 23rd.
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Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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The Tannery | 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710

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Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley

The Berkeley Underground Film Society (BUFS) is an all ages club for collectors, researchers, and film enthusiasts in the East Bay and San Francisco area.

Their goal is to review and share a selective film history of movies on film.

Every Sunday, they screen buried, rarely projected, or otherwise obscure 8mm, Super 8, and 16mm prints from their collection.

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Chinatown (1974) 16mm/Sound/Cinemascope | Underground Film Night: Obscure Super 8 & 16mm Movies | Berkeley

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water. The story, set in Los Angeles in 1937, was inspired by the California Water Wars, the historical disputes over land and water rights that had raged in southern California during the 1910s and 1920s, in which William Mulholland acted on behalf of Los Angeles interests to secure water rights in the Owens Valley. Chinatown was the last film Roman Polanski made in the United States before fleeing to Europe.

Chinatown has been frequently cited as one of the greatest films ever made. It holds second place on the American Film Institute list of Best Mystery Films of all time. Chinatown was nominated for eleven Academy Awards, ultimately winning only Best Original Screenplay for Robert Towne. It also won Golden Globe Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay.

Director: Roman Polanski
Writer: Robert Towne
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston

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Cost: FREE*
*Donations Accepted
Categories: *Top Pick*, East Bay, Movies
Address: 708 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA 94710