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Beat the Devil (1953) Directed by John Huston Like in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Humphrey Bogart is a globe-trotting fortune hunter out to plunder the developing world like a Conrad antihero who grew up playing stickball—here, he and dreamy-divine wife Gina Lollobrigida are en route to a shady uranium fortune somewhere in Africa. Like in The Maltese Falcon, he’s racing for his MacGuffin in unfriendly competition with a seedy gallery of expatriate character actors...
One Way or Another: Black Women’s Cinema, 1970-1991 February 3-23 at BAM Whether it’s a documentary, short film, or original screenplay, “One Way or Another” pitches the idea of film as a historical text and cultural memory. The series showcases black women directors as not just filmmakers, but anthropologists and griots, uncovering, archiving, and telling authentic stories by and about black women. The collective ethos of the series is personified in two of films about African-American...