The Third Man

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 11:30 AM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 7 PM

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26 9 PM

 The British Film Institute has never compiled a 100 Most Charming Films list, but if it ever does, can The Third Man be far from the top of the list? Carol Reed’s masterpiece bears all the wry wit and Old World swagger of Anton Karas’ famous zither score as Joseph Cotton combs postwar Vienna (beautiful and foreboding in silky black and white) looking for his old friend (Orson Welles), who may not be what he seems.

1949 Dir. Carol Reed. 1.33:1 B&W DCP 104 min.