This November, join us for some of the great film noirs of the twentieth century.
Hard-boiled antiheroes and seductive femme fatales. Haunting shadows and rain-drenched streets. Stunning black & white cinematography. All of these are among the hallmarks of film noir, a term coined by French film critics in the mid-1940s to describe the burgeoning crop of films that took a hard-edged look at moral complexities and shattered dreams of postwar life in America.
In this series, we’ll take a look at some of the seminal films that emerged from this movement, as well as the visually stunning (and equally morally complex) reimaginings of the genre that took place in the waning years of the twentieth century.