As the film industry faces scrutiny over the longstanding dearth of complex roles for women, there’s never been a better time to appreciate the standard set by screen legend Faye Dunaway. Refusing to accept stereotypically shallow parts, Dunaway imbued her portrayals with a blend of intellectual depth and emotional nuance. Dunaway’s enduring influence has become more evident over the years, as demonstrated by Trylon Cinema’s four-film retrospective Faye on the Run. Chinatown (1974) features one of Dunaway’s most searing performances, as Evelyn Mulwray, wife of a prominent city engineer, whose tragic past becomes exposed through the investigative persistence of ace gumshoe J.J. “Jake” Gittes (Jack Nicholson). Evoking empathy for a notorious pair of compulsive criminals, Bonnie and Clyde (1967) pairs Dunaway with Warren Beatty as the two ride-or-die outlaws on a robbery road trip destined to end in bullets and bloodshed. Three Days of the Condor (1975) casts Dunaway as an initially reluctant ally to a wanted CIA analyst (Robert Redford) scrambling to uncover a conspiracy orchestrated at the highest levels of government. Closing out the series with a classic criminal caper, The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) presents Dunaway as a tenacious insurance investigator determined to crack the case of a bank heist engineered by a jaded millionaire (Steve McQueen).Visit trylon.org for a complete schedule.