Steve Hunt presents our fall film series focusing on the work of Roman Polanski. Chinatown is a 1974 American Neo-noir film, and is the last movie that Roman Polanski made in the United States. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars and follows detective Jake
Gittes in the process of investigating an adultery case which turns murderous. Set in Los Angeles, he unravels a scheme to control all the water coming into the city. In 1991, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the U.S Film Registry and it is frequently listed among the greatest in world cinema. The film stars Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.
1974, 130 min., Rated R.
The Two Jakes