The Neo-Noir Canon: Part I

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS

Directed by Carl Franklin

USA, 1995, 1h 42min, DCP

The Neo-Noir Canon: Part I

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“A subversion of classic Hollywood conventions”
Cine-File

“A neglected gem”
Slant Magazine

Adapted by Walter Mosley from his novel of the same name, this film features Denzel Washington as Easy Rawlins, who finds employment in post-WWII Los Angeles as a private investigator as he traverses the racial and social strata of the City of Angels trying to find a woman (Jennifer Beals) who is sought by a number of unsavory parties. With a breakout performance by Don Cheadle as Easy’s friend Mouse, who gets involved in the convoluted hunt.

Devil In A Blue Dress
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