The urtext of the police procedurals that now dominate TV, Jules
Dassin's noirish The Naked City (1948)
employs pseudo-documentary techniques and on-location photography to chronicle
the efforts of two New York City detectives (Barry Fitzgerald and Howard Duff)
to solve a pair of murders. Still holds up, and then some, in this age of CSI.
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave,
Boston :: Saturday, December 1 @ 11 am :: $8; $7
students, seniors :: 617.267.9300 or mfa.org