Film Noir 2015

AUGUST 7-9, 12-31
SEPTEMBER 2-3

OPENING NIGHTFRIDAY, AUGUST 7
RECEPTION
& INTRODUCTION

6:00PM - RECEPTION WITH LIVE MUSIC
7:00PM - THIS GUN FOR HIRE WITH INTRODUCTION

8:50PM - GILDA

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Double-crossing dames!
Two-bit heels!
Cold-blooded killers!
Terrible twists of fate!
Crime, corruption, cruelty, chaos!

The feverish, fatalistic world of Film Noir returns to The Cinematheque for another moody, menacing, angst-filled August. Celebrating one of the American cinema’s richest and most creative periods in all its stylish, seductive, and cynical glories, this year’s Noir season features 12 hard-boiled classics from noir’s 1940s/1950s heyday plus two small sidebars — The Psycho-Western and The Paranoid Conspiracy Thriller of the 1970s — spotlighting noir’s surprisingly wide reach and lurid legacy.


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Recent Showings

35mm PRINT! Based on a Graham Greene novel, this moody, morbid wartime noir has Alan Ladd as a San Francisco assassin-for-hire.
Noir misogyny and Hollywood glamour hit memorable peaks in this lavish, big-budget melodrama starring Rita Hayworth.
35mm PRINT! Alan Ladd is a veteran who discovers that his wife has been unfaithful in this Raymond Chandler-scripted noir.
Edgar G. Ulmer's legendary no-budget noir has a big reputation to live up to: it’s often cited as the greatest B-movie ever made!
Otto Preminger’s necrophilic noir stars Dana Andrews as a homicide detective falling prey to the allures of the deceased title character.
35mm PRINT! Noir luminary Robert Siodmak directs Barbara Stanwyck in this marvellously melodramatic tale of duplicity and murder.
35mm PRINT! Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett top the cast of one of Fritz Lang’s best and most nightmarish American noirs.
35mm PRINT! Humphrey Bogart gives perhaps his finest performance in Hollywood maverick and auteurist favourite Nick Ray's haunting noir.
NEW DCP RESTORATION! This lurid noir is a leading exemplar of pulp-fiction primitive Sam Fuller's brutally kinetic cinema.
35mm PRINT! Hollywood veteran John Farrow directs a slick, suspenseful noir thriller propelled by head-spinning plot twists and a big frame-up.
35mm PRINT! Fritz Lang raised screen violence to new heights with this spare, stripped-down, hard-as-nails noir.
This brisk, nihilistic, neurotic gem from Rudolph Maté has Edmond O'Brien as a man investigating his own murder!