Chinatown (1974)

Smith Center for the Arts
82 Seneca Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Phone: (315) 781-5483
Date(s): March 10, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: $10 adult, $7 students (service fee applies to online orders)

Originally titled Water and Power, Chinatown is a stylish neo-noir about the evil underside of land development in 1930s Los Angeles.

 At the center of the story is Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), a private eye who becomes entwined in an investigation involving Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway), her father Noah Cross (John Huston), the corrupt mismanagement of natural resources, and a horrific family secret. 

Chinatown is, as Peter Bradshaw claims “a powerful piece of myth-making [and] a brilliant evocation of Los Angeles as a spiritual desert.” Don’t miss this highly acclaimed film on the big screen.

This film is sponsored by Bank of the Finger Lakes and in collaboration with HWS Year of Water.

Chinatown (1974)