The Executioner: By the Neck By David Cairns
Designing for del Toro By Eric Skillman
Louis Malle’s shadowy Paris comes to our nation’s capital on November 12 and 19, when the HR-57 Center for the Preservation of Jazz & Blues in Washington, D.C., will host special live performances of Miles Davis’s evocative music for Malle’s moody 1957 noir, Elevator to the Gallows. The score, which was famously recorded in a single, impromptu session, will be played by the Thad Wilson Big Band (whose namesake is a mainstay in the city’s U Street jazz clubs). The performance will be accompanied by a screening of the film, which concerns an adulterous couple whose nefarious plans go very wrong. Visit HR-57’s website for pricing and showtime info.