December 13, 2013

Bijou Metro Presents Special Showings of M

As part of their Bijou Classic Series, the First National Taphouse presents M (1931) at the Bijou Metro in Eugene, Oregon, beginning Friday, Dec. 13, and ending Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. But in addition to the evening showings of Peter Lorre’s first sound movie, the Bijou Metro will include two special presentations.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, syndicated film critic Doug Hennessy will host “How to Watch a Movie Like a Film Critic”. Hennessy will go scene by scene through the movie, discussing every sequence, analyzing how tension and suspense are built, and director Fritz Lang’s particular use of sound.

The movie will begin at 10:30 am, take a lunch break at noon, then continue until 2:30 pm.

On Monday, Dec. 16, Tom Blank will host a screening of M at the Bijou Metro. A retired Hollywood movie and television director, Tom Blank regularly conducts seminars on film at venues such as the Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts (DIVA) in Eugene, Oregon.

The program will begin with a showing of M at 5 pm, followed by a discussion of the movie with Tom Blank.

Regular showtimes for M during the week are listed on the Bijou Metro website.

Admission for Doug Hennessy’s program on Sunday, Dec. 16, is $5 for all seats. Admission for Tom Blank’s program on Monday, Dec. 17, is $5 for all seats. Admission for regular showings are also $5 for all seats.

Tickets may also be purchased through the Bijou Metro website. Select a date and a number of tickets. The Bijou Metro accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Tickets will be held at the cinema box-office. To collect the tickets, present either the 12-digit confirmation number or the credit card used to purchase them.

The Bijou Metro is located at 43 West Broadway, in Eugene, Oregon.

For more information, please contact the cinema at (541) 686-2458.

In his book The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of M, including interviews with director Fritz Lang and Peter’s brother Andrew Lorre, who visited the set during filming.

The Lost One is available on the Kindle Nook, as well as hard-back and soft-bound editions.