Film Noir - A look at film noir basics with Bob Denerstein
180 Minute Running Time
Saturdays, 2-4:30pm, March 1, 8, 15, 22
American noir, a look at film noir basics as viewed through a Hollywood lens. Critics and film historians bicker about the definition of film noir, but in common parlance noir films tend to take us deep into the seamy side of American life -- often, but not always, in urban settings. Critic Robert Denerstein will discuss the moody pleasures of film noir in connection with four films that have helped make this genre a favorite with film fans who savor its irresistible mix of shadowy lighting, stark fatalism, seductive femme fatales and guys who sometimes get played for chumps.