July 31–August 27, 2020
Film Noir 2020
This cruel COVID summer got you down in the dumps? Well, doll, we’ve got the antidote! Join us as the sordid, sleazy, cynical world of Film Noir comes crawling out from under a dirty rock for its annual place in The Cinematheque sun! Celebrating one of classic American cinema’s most creative periods in all its stylish, feverish, fatalistic glory, this year’s lineup spotlights eleven hard-boiled gems from noir’s vintage heyday, including the lurid likes of The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, and Pickup on South Street. And, hey, if you’re feeling a little feverish yourself? Then, pal, you need to scram! Got it? Take a powder. Keep your crummy mug at home. Or we’ll bust your chops. If you’re full of vinegar, though, and thirsting for stronger cinematic hootch — and we’re talking some dark, downbeat, desperate stuff, full of hoodlums and two-bit heels and dames I dare ya to trust for even one second — well, then, this is the right gin joint for a chump like you. Just remember to mind your own business, buster, because social-distancing measures will be in place. Just like Doc Henry tells us. And she ain’t no quack.
List of Programmed Films
|2020-Jul||The Blue Dahlia||George Marshall||1946||USA|
|2020-Aug||Where the Sidewalk Ends||Otto Preminger||1950||USA|
|2020-Aug||The Maltese Falcon||John Huston||1941||USA|
|2020-Aug||Black Angel||Roy William Neill||1946||USA|
|2020-Aug||Double Indemnity||Billy Wilder||1944||USA|
|2020-Aug||Desert Fury||Lewis Allen||1947||USA|
|2020-Aug||The Lady from Shanghai||Orson Welles||1948||USA|
|2020-Aug||So Dark the Night||Joseph H. Lewis||1946||USA|
|2020-Aug||Night and the City||Jules Dassin||1950||USA . . .|
|2020-Aug||Pickup on South Street||Samuel Fuller||1953||USA|
Advanced tickets on sale July 29 (Wednesday).