Free film noir this fall

The Emory Cinematheque Series presents film noir classics for its weekly 35mm screenings this fall.

Series curator Michele Schreiber says film noir never ceases to fascinate audiences. “These films are unique in their dark and pessimistic depiction of American culture—a rarity in the classical Hollywood period—and contain a host of other ingredients that make them among American cinema’s best: great music, striking visuals, interesting storytelling, and complex character types,” says Schreiber, assistant professor of film studies.

Emory Cinematheque, a collaboration between Emory College and the Department of Film and Media Studies, is one of the few film series bringing 35mm repertory programming to the Southeast. In addition, the film department hosts special screenings and lectures by international filmmakers, scholars and critics.

Coming up…

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
“Double Indemnity”
(Billy Wilder; Paramount, 1944) (1.37:1, 107 min.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
“The Killers,” Film Screening
(Robert Siodmak; Universal, 1946) (1.37:1, 103 min.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
“Lady From Shanghai,” Film Screening
(Orson Welles; Columbia, 1947) (1.37:1, 87 min.)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
“Sorry, Wrong Number,” Film Screening
(Anatole Litvak, Paramount, 1948) (1.37:1, 89 min.)

See the full Cinematheque fall series

 

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