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Neo-Noir Film Double Feature: Pillow and Nightmare Alley (2021)

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Calling all movie buffs, thriller fans, and lovers of modern crime dramas: Crystal Bridges is hosting a neo-noir double feature in the Great Hall!

Inspired by the dramatic light and shadows of our focus exhibition The Light Fantastic, come experience the twists, turns, and beautiful cinematography of two modern neo-noir exemplars: Pillow, an award-winning short film by Arkansas filmmakers the Miller Brothers; and Nightmare Alley (2021), the academy-award-winning thriller from director Guillermo del Toro, starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.

Surrounded by the beauty of the museum’s natural setting, there’s no better way to indulge your love of cinema.

Free, tickets required. Register online or call Guest Services at (479) 657-2335 to reserve your spot today.

Poster for Nightmare Alley 2021
Poster for short film Pillow

About the Films

Pillow (2012)
Dir. by Joshua H. Miller and Miles B. Miller, Starring Mitchell Crisp, John C. Isner, and Ed Lowry
Synopsis (IMDB): A Southern Gothic tale of two brothers who go to desperate measures to please their overbearing mother.

Nightmare Alley (2021)
Dir. by Guillermo del Toro, Starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, and Toni Collette
Synopsis (IMDB): An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.

Presented in partnership with the Arkansas Cinema Society.