Jun 13, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019
Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
pittsburgh, pa 15222

The Harris Theater, at 809 Liberty Ave in downtown Pittsburgh, first opened its doors as the Avenue Cinema in September of 1931.  From the start, It specialized in showing ‘unusual and artistic films from other lands’, a mission that stayed when it was renamed the Art Cinema in 1933.  For over 30 years the Art Cinema showcased a schedule of films that swung back forth across multiple genres. Exploitation classics like REEFER MADNESS, ASSASSIN OF YOUTH,  and THE DEVIL'S SLEEP shared screen time with foreign films like TALES OF HOFFMAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and OPEN CITY, all reaching Pittsburgh audiences for the first time in an auditorium that still shows films to this day.  Join us for two weeks as we celebrate the high and low art of cinema in a historic single screen theater.  All screenings are free and open to the public!

In this classic German thriller from 1931, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert's heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice. It played at the Art Cinema/Harris Theater in December of 1935!


110 min / Not Rated / Starring Peter Lorre, Otto Wernicke, Gustaf Gründgens / Thriller Directed by Fritz Lang / Germany 1931

In German with subtitles

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