"Detour" (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) Introduced by John Polito, Founder and Chief Engineer, Audio Mechanics


2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

$6 - $35

Wexner Center Film/Video Theater

1871 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-3535

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One of the greatest examples of film noir, the low-budget Detour follows a hard-edged piano player (Tom Neal) who plans to hitchhike from New York to Los Angeles to reunite with his girlfriend. In Arizona, he grabs a ride with a gambler, setting in motion a nightmarish series of events that leads him to Vera (Ann Savage), the femme fatale to end all femme fatales. Prior to the screening, John Polito will present the intriguing story behind the complex restoration of Detour’s sound. (67 mins., 2K DCP)