The Big Heat
The Big Heat
Fritz Lang, 1953
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for Wex Drive-In, our annual series of free, festive, open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza at 15th Avenue and High Street. All Wex Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you’re invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot. Pack up a few blankets or lawn chairs, and get ready to enjoy beer from Seventh Son Brewing and wine from our cash bar, pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice, plus Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for members) and free Pam’s Market Popcorn.
The Big Heat is a typically subversive film noir from director Fritz Lang. Glenn Ford stars as an incorruptible detective bent on bringing down a big city crime ring. Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame (as a thug and his moll) steal the show, especially when Marvin throws a pot of hot coffee in Grahame's face! (90 mins., 35mm)
Please note: In the event of rain or other inclement weather, the screening will move inside the Wexner Center.
The Wex Drive-in continues on July 19 (Billy Wilder's Kiss Me Stupid) and August 16 (Buster Keaton's The General). All three screenings are "anchor events" for this summer's Campus Hops, which encourage community members to sample the cultural events and entertainment available along High Street in the University District. The Campus Hop is a cooperative effort of Campus Partners, Ohio State's College of the Arts, the Ohio Union, Summit United Methodist Church, South Campus Gateway, University Community Business Association, and the Wexner Center.
Free for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Presented with support from Univar USA. In-kind support provided by Barley's Brewing Company, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and Whole Foods Market.
Promotional support provided by CD 101, The Alternative Station, and The Other Paper.