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One False Move

Director: Carl Franklin Run Time: 135 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1992

Starring: Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams, Billy Bob Thornton, Michael Beach, Jim Metzler, Earl Billings

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals — Fantasia (Cynda Williams), Ray Malcolm (Billy Bob Thornton) and Pluto (Michael Beach) — travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact the town’s sheriff, Dale Dixon (Bill Paxton), to alert him of the fugitives’ presence in the area. Underestimating Dixon, the criminals have no idea what they are about to face.

Before One False Move, we’ll be presenting a rare screening of Carl Franklin’s early short Punk from 1986, starring Don Cheadle:
Nine year old Dominic, growing up scared in the violent ghetto of South Central L.A., has many questions and worries similar to other children standing on the edge of adolescence. During one pivotal week he encounters dangers which must be overcome if he is to avoid becoming another inner city casualty or another street punk.