The Big Heat
The Big Heat
Fritz Lang, 1953
The Wexner Center brings the big screen outside for the Wex Drive-In series of free open-air film screenings on the Wexner Center Plaza. Bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating at these festive, informal events. All Drive-In movies start at dusk (generally around 9 PM), but you are invited to come at 8 PM to choose your spot and enjoy the company of friends and fellow film fans. On tap for the evening: beer from Seventh Son Brewing and wine from our cash bar, plus Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (with a free scoop for members), Pam’s Market Popcorn, and pizza from Mikey’s Late Night Slice.
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.