After several seasonal series of the Noir Canon at AFS, it seems like the time to take the next logical step. And so we move into part one of the Neo-Noir Canon, in which we examine some of the films that have built upon the stylistic framework of Film Noir. All of our selections are very different films, with one common thread: they are aware of the Noir conventions and they use our acquaintance with those tropes to take us to new and exciting places, sometimes by subverting our expectations, sometimes by using them. Clearly, the world of Neo-Noir is too vast for us to examine in one brief month, but we will return to it several more times in the year to come. The first screening of each film in this series will be preceded by an introduction by AFS Lead Film Programmer Lars Nilsen.