Point Blank's cubist style shows the creeping influence of European art-house technique — especially that of Alain Resnais — on 1960s American cinema. But its director, the English-born John Boorman, has a style and agenda all his own, marrying frigid violence and noir trappings with bright pop color. Based on a Donald E. Westlake (writing as Richard Stark) novel, the vaguely defined plot concerns a gangster (Lee Marvin) seeking vengeance against his betrayers in the San Francisco underworld. The material also formed the basis of Brian Helgeland's Payback, filmed three decades later. Laemmle's Ahrya will show it as part of its Anniversary Classics series, with co-star Angie Dickinson slated to appear for a post-screening Q&A.