MOST WANTED: CRIME AND JUSTICE IN FILM
APRIL 18–21, 2024
Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers around the world have long been captivated by the inherent conflict between criminal endeavors and the pursuit of justice. A century’s worth of struggles between killers, crooks, convicts and the police, G-Men, amateur sleuths and other supposed keepers of the peace have entertained and thrilled audiences and storytellers alike. But movies also remind us that it’s not just simply about cops and robbers or good versus evil. Justice can be defined very differently when it comes to those wrongfully accused and pursued, to men and women of color, or when it’s corrupt authorities themselves who have violated the very law they are sworn to uphold. In those stories, what is most wanted is justice that has been denied.
The TCM Classic Film Festival invites you and the usual suspects to the big movie house, for a lineup of films that not only bring the heat but reflect and inspire new ways of thinking about what defines true justice, straight down the line.
TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX – 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel – 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
TCL 6 Chinese Theatres Multiplex – 6801 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
The Plaza Classic Film Festival, which returns for its 17th year July 18-28, 2024, was started by the El Paso Community Foundation in 2008 as a special project to bring movies back to the historic Plaza Theatre. The Community Foundation purchased 35mm and state-of-the-art 2K digital projection equipment (upgraded to 4K in 2018) for the atmospheric theater, which opened in 1930, closed in the early ’80s, and was restored for $42 million in 2006 in a joint partnership between the City of El Paso and the Community Foundation.