Film Series – Nothing But Noir – Part Two!

Film Series – Nothing But Noir – Part Two!

Nothing But Noir – Part Two!

Back by popular demand, the 2017 winter 2017 film series features the second of our series that dares to walk the cinematic mean streets of the genre known as “Film Noir”!

Please join host filmmaker and scholar Mark Larson as we follow the dead-end guys and the women that love them through this fascinating motion picture shadow world! A spirited post-show discussion follows every film.

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Admission is Free. Theatre Seating is limited.

Patrons interested in attending should register for each film separately, and bring their registration to the Bluelight Cinemas box office before the scheduled start of the film to exchange with a ticket issued by Bluelight Cinemas.

Ten minutes prior to the scheduled start of the film, anyone who is wait-listed or a drop-in will be able to approach the Bluelight Cinemas box office to ask for a ticket and to be seated on a first come first serve basis.

Seating is limited, and in some cases when overbooking of registrations occurs, certain patrons with registrations may not be able to be seated for the film. The best way to obtain a seat is to register using the orange buttons below and come earlier to the theatre.

 

The Narrow Margin (1952)

January 12, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

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The Narrow Margin

We start by boarding an express train to murder with perennial tough guy Charles McGraw and the always-extraordinary Marie Windsor in director Richard Fleischer’s white-knuckle masterpiece of railroad mystery!

 

The Big Heat (1953)

January 19, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - The Big Heat (1953)

Master director Fritz Lang’s All – American tale of a city torn apart by gangsters! Glenn Ford is the only good cop left who takes on the web of all controlling mobsters! The unforgettable Gloria Graham lends a hand and young Lee Marvin pours the coffee!

Big Heat

 

In A Lonely Place (1950)

January 26, 2017 
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - In A Lonely Place (1950)

There was only one Humphrey Bogart and this is one of his greatest roles as a troubled Hollywood screenwriter accused of murder in director Nicholas Ray’s searing portrait of a man wrestling with the violence inside him. Again, Gloria Graham is the woman who loves, maybe too much…

In a Lonely Place

 

Mildred Pierce (1945)

February 2, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - Mildred Pierce (1945)

And there is only one woman who can dish back what crumbs the world has given her and that’s Joan Crawford! This brilliant tale of deceit and murder, framed in a glorious melodrama of a mother’s love gone wrong, is one of director Michael Curtiz’ great achievements!

Mildred Pierce

 

Murder My Sweet (1944)

February 9, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - Murder My Sweet (1944)

Wise cracking his way to find the truth in the moral mad house that is post-war Los Angeles, Dick Powell is Raymond Chandler’s favorite Philip Marlowe, the hard boiled detective who never looks for trouble – it finds him! A luminous Claire Trevor ignites the night around our hero…

Murder My Sweet

 

Laura (1944)

March 2, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - Laura (1944)

A forbidden love from beyond the grave! A film which never ceases to amaze with its wit and beauty and mystery, director Otto Preminger’s masterpiece of deception finds police detective Dana Andrews up against one of the greatest casts assembled in film history, among whom is the legendary Gene Tierney.

Laura

 

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

March 9, 2017
1:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Eventbrite - Winter Film Series 2017 - Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Armored car robbers and an innocent man set-up for the crime collide in this taught, influential cinematic tale of redemption from masterful director Phil Karlson. Former Hollywood crooner John Payne shows his impressive dramatic chops as the man out to crack open the crooks, along with Collen Grey and a young Lee Van Cleef.

Kansas City Confidential

 

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