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Bigger Than Life

Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause) directed this underrated 1956 portrait of mid-century suburban life. James Mason plays a schoolteacher with a loving family who becomes addicted to cortisone, dragging his loved ones down with him. A complex, melodramatic Douglas Sirk-like satire about middle-class life that feels all the more cutting for its ahead-of-the-curve attack on American complacency and conformity. Double-featured with a special "surprise" film. Part of Guild Cinema's 3 rd annual Festival of Film Noir. 95 minutes