Ida Lupino: Hard, Fast, and Beautiful

January 13–February 24, 2018

A talented actress turned groundbreaking director, Lupino left an indelible impression on cinema from both sides of the camera.

  • High Sierra

  • The Bigamist

  • Moontide

  • They Drive by Night

  • The Hitch-Hiker

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  • On Dangerous Ground

    • Saturday, February 24 8:30 PM
    Nicholas Ray
    United States, 1951

    On a rural manhunt, brutal urban cop Robert Ryan has his eyes opened by blind Ida Lupino in Nicholas Ray’s eloquent, brooding noir. Bernard Herrmann provides the score.

  • The Bigamist

    • Saturday, February 17 8 PM
    Ida Lupino
    United States, 1953

    Archival Print

    A salesman commutes between two wives, two classes, and two cities—San Francisco and Los Angeles—in Lupino’s drama of married life and moral tension. Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine, and Lupino star.

  • Hard, Fast and Beautiful

    • Sunday, February 11 7 PM
    Ida Lupino
    United States, 1951

    Archival Print

    Lupino’s taut tennis drama depicts the complexities and limits of female ambition in postwar suburban America and offers an early exposé of corruption in amateur sports.

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    • Saturday, February 10 8 PM
    Ida Lupino
    United States, 1953

    Archival Print

    Two fishing buddies pick up a hitchhiker on their way to Baja, with potentially deadly results, in Lupino’s high-tension thriller. Photographed by the great noir cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca.

  • Never Fear

    • Saturday, January 27 4 PM
    Ida Lupino
    United States, 1949

    Archival Print

    A young dancer finds her promising career threatened by polio in Lupino’s first fully credited directorial effort, a blend of steadfastly un-melodramatic melodrama with the gritty aesthetics of docu-noir.

  • High Sierra

    • Sunday, January 21 4 PM
    Raoul Walsh
    United States, 1941

    High Sierra ushered in the era of the gangster as existential antihero, with Humphrey Bogart as a wanted man hiding out in the Sierras and Ida Lupino as the cabaret singer who loves him.

  • Outrage

    • Saturday, January 20 8 PM
    Ida Lupino
    United States, 1950

    Imported Archival Print

    Few Hollywood films address the aftereffects of rape like Lupino’s powerful work, which tracks one brutalized woman’s difficult steps towards recovery. “One of the crucial movies of the era, Outrage looks intimately, painfully, and analytically at what we now know to call rape culture” (New Yorker).

  • Moontide

    • Sunday, January 14 7 PM
    Archie Mayo, Fritz Lang
    United States, 1942

    4K Digital Restoration

    A luminous Ida Lupino stars as a distraught woman saved from suicide by a hard-drinking longshoreman (the great French actor Jean Gabin in his American debut) in Fritz Lang and Archie Mayo’s atmospheric thriller-cum–fairy tale.

  • They Drive by Night

    • Saturday, January 13 8 PM
    Raoul Walsh
    United States, 1940

    An atmospheric tale of long-haul truckers (Humphrey Bogart and George Raft) during the Great Depression. Ida Lupino’s performance as the ambitious, frustrated wife of the boss made her a star overnight.