The Burglar

By Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts (other events)

Thursday, February 27 2020 6:00 PM 7:30 PM EDT

Join Lightbox Film Center at the University of the Arts and the Art Alliance Writers' Workshop on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 as we dive into noir writer David Goodis's The Burglar, a story of love, seduction and betrayal among a family of thieves. 

Nat Harbin (Dan Duryea) is a professional thief whose latest target is a wealthy Philadelphia spiritualist. Along with his crew (Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy) and his ward (Jayne Mansfield), plans are made to steal a prized emerald necklace. Yet stealing the necklace is the easy part when plans go awry and Nat and his associates must go on the run.

6 p.m. Screening of 1957 film adaption of The Burglar starring Jayne Mansfield and Dan Duryea

7:30 p.m. UArts Creative Writing Faculty and Art Alliance Writers' Workshop Coordinator Steven Kleinman will facilitate a discussion of the book

Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts