The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
THE RED MACHINE
with filmmakers Stephanie Argy & Alec Boehm
"[A] fun-filled journey through '30s L.A." -San Francisco Chronicle
"Brilliant... It's well-shot, well-acted, well-scripted, a picture that does almost everything right" -Eye For Film
½ "Here's a film with an elegant simplicity. Not a shot doesn't do its work" -Roger Ebert
"Directors Stephanie Argy and Alec Boehm establish a claustrophobic vintage noir atmosphere, and the set design is abundant with striking period detail" -Chicago Reader
Washington, DC, 1935: At the height of the Great Depression, Eddie Doyle (Donal Thoms-Cappello), ace safecracker, is just doing what he does best: stealing. Now facing prison, Eddie finds he has another option. Enter Lt. F. Ellis Coburn (Lee Perkins), a cool-as-ice Navy man with a problem only Eddie can solve. The Japanese Foreign Office has changed its encryption codes, and the government is not very happy. A prominent Japanese diplomat holds the key to his country's secrets in the form of a mysterious machine. As Eddie and Coburn work together to pull off the heist of a lifetime, they find more to the job than they bargained for as things get very personal. Full of crackling dialogue, eye-catching visuals and unpredictable twists, co-directors Stephanie Argy's and Alec Boehm's The Red Machine is a charming throwback to the great espionage capers of the 1930s.
Filmmakers Stephanie Argy & Alec Boehm will be here in person for a Q&A after all screenings.
Attendees have a chance to win VALUABLE PRIZES, hand-selected by the filmmakers!
NOTE: On Sunday, August 22, the filmmakers would like to invite all ticket holders to continue the conversation at The California Clipper, a restored 1940s speakeasy on 1002 N. California Ave, from 9pm until closing time! It is known for its authentic retro interior, complete with Art Deco bar, padded booths and vintage posters. Also, it also has linoleum, Formica, and a dim red-toned room that somehow manages to make everybody look good! See you there!