The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Paris 1946 and American Film Noir
Programmed by Rob King, Film and Media Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts
March 21–25, 2018
The Lenfest Center for the Arts, Columbia University
Paris 1946. The war is over and American films are once again in Parisian movie theaters. The French immediately notice a shift in the sensibility of Hollywood’s crime films. They call itnoir.
This festival – the first in a 10-year series exclusively devoted to the legacy of film noir – returns us to that pivotal moment in film history some seven decades ago. For its inaugural year, the Kit Film Noir Festival will present eight of the films that screened in France that season and inspired the label film noir. All films will be shown in 35mm.
Screenings will be accompanied by discussions featuring film scholars Annette Insdorf, James Naremore and Thomas Elsaesser.
Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
Laura (Preminger, 1944)
The Lodger (Brahm, 1944)
The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)
Murder, My Sweet (Dmytryk, 1944)
Phantom Lady (Siodmak, 1944)
Scarlet Street (Lang, 1945)
The Suspect (Siodmak, 1944)
This festival is funded by a generous gift from alumnus Gordon Kit (Columbia College ’76), in honor of his parents.
Tickets: $12 General Admission / $10 Senior Citizen (65 and older) / $8 Student
Packages: $40 for four films / $75 for all eight films
Advanced ticket sales online; online and onsite sales on the day of screenings.
Sales begin mid‑February.
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The Lenfest Center for the Arts is a dynamic new hub for cultural and civic exchange in Upper Manhattan. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and led by Columbia University School of the Arts, the 60,000-square-foot facility is the second building to open on Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus. Programming for New Yorkers of all ages will take place within four double-height, state-of-the-art venues, including The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room, a 150-seat theater with both advanced digital technology and 35mm archival capability, for screenings, festivals, critical surveys, and new media. Recent guests include Art Ensemble of Chicago, Olivier Babinet, Tom Finkelpearl, Greta Gerwig, Rithy Panh, Laura Poitras, Julie Taymor, and Carolee Schneemann.
Columbia University School of the Arts awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing, the Master of Arts degree inFilm and Media Studies, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts. The School is a thriving, diverse community of committed artists from around the world and a faculty comprised of internationally renowned film and theatre directors, writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, playwrights, screenwriters, producers, critics, scholars, visual artists, and sound artists.
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