This week's most satisfying cinematic experience might
be watching a classic film noir in the vintage, rococo splendor of the Paramount Center. ArtsEmerson will screen little-known
B-movie auteur Phil Karlson's Tight
Spot (1955; 7 pm), with Ginger Rogers as a mob moll
who doesn't dance but does sing for the prosecution at her boss's trial.
It's paired with Fritz Lang's sour farewell to Hollywood
filmmaking, Beyond A Reasonable
Doubt (1956; 9 pm), in which Joan Fontaine plays the
fiancée of a man (Dana Andrews) who frames himself for murder in order to
discredit capital punishment. That's Saturday, June 11 at 559 Washington St, Boston | $10; $7.50
seniors; $5 students | 617.824.8400 or artsemerson.org.