SIFF Cinema is hosting a series of journalism-based noir films from the '40s and '50s this week, and Ace in the Hole might be the best of the lot. Directed by Billy Wilder, Hole is the story of a disgraced New York reporter (Kirk Douglas) who moves to New Mexico and starts exploiting his way back to the big time. Even by today's standards, it's a gleefully cynical movie, packed with yellow journalism and sleazy love affairs. What better way to celebrate that dying beast, the newspaper? (SIFF Cinema, 321 Mercer St, 324-9996. 1:15 and 6 pm, $7–$10.)

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