Screenings

Series: Noir Canon

In Paris, after the World War II Nazi occupation, American crime and detective films flooded back into cinemas after a four-year absence. The moral and visual darkness of these films caused French critics and audiences to coin a new term, film noir, to describe them. The narrative directness, visual sophistication and dark humor that characterized these films have made fi lm noir enduringly popular. With this series, we hope to share some of the foundational films of film noir and, in our introductions to these screenings, help people understand what characterizes the genre, what it meant to audiences of its time, and what it still says to us today.

Noir Canon

THE KILLERS

Jun 21 - Jun 23

Noir Canon

THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI

Jun 28 - Jun 30

Noir Canon

SCARLET STREET

Jul 5 - Jul 7

Noir Canon

Double Indemnity

Jul 12 - Jul 14

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