Film Series

film series fall 2022 IDA LUPINO: Screen star / writer / director

fall 2022

BI-WEEKLY @ the Museum - 5810 Ferry St.
FREE with Membership -- $5 Non-Members
6:45 PM

All Thursday night films are introduced by film critic and programmer Joan Nicks.

We are happy to offer an additional screening of each film at 1pm on the Friday following the original showing.



Parking behind the Museum is currently under construction as we build our exciting new Culture Hub. 

Look for City parking lots off of Main Street, Ferry Street, and Peer Street. You will also find on-street parking throughout the neighborhood.  


HIGH sierra
september 29th

(Raoul Walsh, 1941) 1 hr/40 mins.
Rated: PG
Drama: Humphrey Bogart’s breakthrough as a tough guy screen persona matches Ida Lupino’s emotionally strong performance. With Joan Leslie, Arthur Kennedy.

 High Sierra


private hell 36
october 13TH

(Don Siegel, 1954) 1 hr/20 mins.
Rated: PG

Drama co-written by Collier Young and Lupino: Nightclub singer Lilli (Lupino) is befriended by detectives (Steve Cochran, Howard Duff) with conflicting ethics.


Private hell


the hitchhiker
october 27th

(Ida Lupino, 1953) 1 hr/11 mins.
Rated: pg

Drama: Two ordinary men (Edmond O’Brian, Frank Lovejoy) on a fishing trip encounter a desperate stranger (Wm. Talman) along a desert highway.


The Hitchhiker


not wanted
november 10th

(Elmer Clifton, 1949) 1 hr/31 mins.
Rated: 14A

Drama: Screenplay by Lupino, who took over as director (uncredited). A young woman (Sally Forrest) falls for a musician, becomes pregnant and leaves town.


Not Wanted


the bigamist
november 24th

(Ida Lupino, 1953) 1 hr/20mins.
Rated: 14A

Drama: A decent man (Edmund O’Brian) leads a double-life, secretly married to two women (Ida Lupino, Joan Fontaine) in different cities. With Edmund Gwen.


The Bigamist


About Joan

Photograph of Joan NicksJoan Nicks, film critic and writer, programs film series for the Niagara Falls History Museum and advises on film programming for the Niagara Artists Centre (NAC). She collaborates with the Gallery Players of Niagara on special silent film events. She curated image projections for the “Flutes en Route” concert (2017) featuring flutist Doug Miller, and concerts by Chorus Niagara and Toronto Orpheus Choir. She is recipient of the Laura Sabia Award (2003) for women’s contributions to the arts in Niagara.

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