Join us Wednesdays in May for murder, femme fatales and a hard-boiled detective with a hat. With breathtaking cinematography, these Film Noir classics mark an error of smokey landscapes, towering shadows and stupendous mystery.
Film opens on Wed, May 15
Cinematic masterpiece stars screen-legend Humphrey Bogart as private detective Sam Spade, a no-nonsense loner whose partner is killed while pursuing a case. As Spade seeks out the killer, he becomes entangled in a sinister plot to locate a priceless 16th century statuette, known as the Maltese Falcon. Based on best-selling crime author Dashiel Hammet's novel, this Academy Award Nominated picture is a priceless gem, earning rank in the American Film Institute’s top 25 American films of all time.More info
Film opens on Wed, May 22
Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. The murder goes as planned, but after the couple's passion cools, each becomes suspicious of the other's motives. Directed by the renowned Billy Wilder with heightened hard-edged cinematography and unsentimental perspective, this classic drama is the high water mark of 1940s film noir.More info
Film opens on Wed, May 29
A towering classic among all noirs: the legendary Orson Welles directs and stars alongside Rita Hayworth, in this serpentine, exotic crime story of obsession and murder. Filled with shadow-drenched imagery, and culminating in the famous hall of mirrors scene, this genre masterpiece is one of the most inventive cinematic jigsaw puzzles of all time.More info
Film opens on Wed, Jun 5