1946, USA (116 minutes)
This week’s film is not only a mystery film, but it is a Mystery Film: you have to show up at the library and wait for the credits to roll to to learn what the film is.
Based on an influential novel, the main character is a hard-boiled, often-unshaven, chain-smoking, black-coffee-drinking detective — bedeviled by a femme fatale, of course. One of several writers who worked on the project was William Faulkner!
Another clue to the mystery of the Mystery Film is that is has a possible relationship with next week’s detective film, The Big Lebowski . . . Even if you have seen them both, if you haven’t seen them a week apart, you haven’t begun to scratch the surface of the mystery . . .
Five other clues are hidden in plain sight on the poster-about-town of this month’s film schedule.
Heirloom, yet fresh, popcorn will be served. Grown in South Hero, VT by Allen Wilder, Pop Hero Popcorn
free and open to the public