Historic Ticketing Hall
800 N Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA
The Third Man, a 1949 film noir set in post-war Vienna, makes every reputable list of the greatest films of all time. Filmed entirely on-location among the real rubble of the Austrian capital, it’s a story of war, corruption, and displaced persons that remains all too relevant today. Its director, Carol Reed, a British Army veteran, and its screenwriter, a one-time spy, Graham Greene, knew the subject all too well. And its haunting score, its story of an American innocent caught up in circumstances beyond his understanding, and the mysterious character of Harry Lime have made it a masterpiece. The late Roger Ebert wrote, “Of all the movies I have seen, this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies.” Zócalo and Metro Art Presents screen this timeless classic in a classic Southern California space.
*Photo courtesy of Rialto Pictures.