This neo-film noir follows private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson), by turns confused and intrigued as he attempts to solve the mystery of the “California water wars” of 1930s Los Angeles. Along the way he falls in love with the troubled Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and has a series of run-ins with her father (John Huston), one of the creepiest villains ever dreamed up by Hollywood.
"Chinatown" is part of the Community Film Series at the Strand Theatre. General admission is $7 and admission with an OWU I.D. is $6. The Community Film Series is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan University's English department. For more information visit the Department of English.