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‘The Third Man’: at 1 today at The MAC


Fans of classic film will want to flock to The MAC today at 1. That's when the museum will hold a special screening of the 1949 black-and-white classic "The Third Man."

The screening will be preceded by a brief lecture on the film delivered by Shaun O'L. Higgins, a host of KSPS's Saturday Night Cinema. Cost: $7.

According to Higgins, "Things start at 1 p.m., so people can grab a nosh and glass of wine or whatever at MAC Cafe prior (or they can bring their own eats and soft drinks into MAC's Eric Johnston Theater)."

"The Third Man" was written by Graham Greene (based on his own novel) and was directed by Carol Reed. The film stars Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard and Orson Welles as Harry Lime. And it features one of the most memorable musical themes of all time, written and performed by Anton Karas.

"Of all the movies I have seen," wrote the late Roger Ebert, "this one most completely embodies the romance of going to the movies."

Who can doubt Roger Ebert?

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