FORT MASON FLIX: The Hitch-hiker (a SFFILM at the Drive-In event)


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SFFILM at the Drive-In

Oct 4th @ 9:00pm

The Hitch-hiker

SPECIAL NOTE: SFFILM has partnered with Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture to present SFFILM at the Drive-In, two evenings of programs at FORT MASON FLIX on October 3 and 4, 2020. With a little something for everyone, the four films in this weekend series feature an early preview of a highly anticipated music doc, a contemporary San Francisco classic from an emerging auteur, a classic family film from our Bay Area friends at Pixar, and a rarely screened gritty noir perfect for a Sunday night in the fog.

About: Many, including [Ida] Lupino herself, have called The Hitch-Hiker her best film. It is her only classic noir, a tour-de-force thriller in which agony is externalized in striking camerawork and on-pulse editing. Two Americans on a Mexican fishing trip pick up a hitchhiker, and their car and lives are suddenly commandeered by a psychopathic gunman with one eye that never closes, even in sleep. In the pitiless no-man’s-land of the Mexican desert, they attempt to outwit the unpredictability of evil. The Hitch-Hiker transcends a paranoid cautionary tale about the menace of strangers to focus on the existential crisis of Americans after they have glimpsed the other side. –Judy Bloch, BAMPFA

Director: Ida Lupino

Year Released: 1953

Rating: n/a

Run time:  72 minutes

Showing: October 4, 9pm

Cast: Edmond O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman

Special offers

Win free tickets: To celebrate the launch of FORT MASON FLIX, DoTheBay is hosting an exclusive giveaway: a complimentary car pass, plus a food and drink voucher to the movie screening of the winner’s choice. Enter to win at dothebay.com/flix

Discounted car share: Revved up to attend #FORTMASONFLIX but don’t have a car? No worries! Try our partner GIGCarShare for safe, convenient, affordable wheels for cruising or parking. Use code GIGFLIX for $15 toward your first trip. Just search GIG Car Share in your app store. Offer for new Gig Members only. Expires 12/31/2020. Visit gigcarshare.com to learn more.


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture is proud to partner with DoTheBay, the official media partner of FORT MASON FLIX, Xfinity, Budweiser Zero, GIG Car Share, Volume Inc., Large Screen Video, and Edlen. Organizations interested in sponsoring FORT MASON FLIX should contact sales@dothebay.com




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