Sex & Death & Venetian Blinds: Neo-Noir of the 1980s & 90s

75th Anniversary of Film Noir, Part 3

Wednesday, January 6 – Thursday, January 14, 2016

Continuing our year-long celebration of film noir on the occasion of its 75th birthday, we delve into the world of neo-noir – that is films made using elements of film noir but outside of it’s classic period (1940-1958). For this particular series, we focus on the neo-noir films made during the 1980s and 1990s when an explosion in popularity filled movie screens with sultry femme fatales, hapless everyman heroes, corrupt cops, convoluted plots, and a plethora of sliced shadows due to a practically pathological fetishization of venetian blinds. Join us for this knockout line-up of stylistically bold and provocative cinema ranging from 1981’s BODY HEAT to HARD EIGHT from 1996 – the directorial debut of Paul Thomas Anderson. (N.B. Unfortunately, the apotheosis of ‘90s neo-noir, L.A. Confidential, is unavailable for theatrical screenings at this time.)

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Body Heat


Body Double


Against All Odds


D.O.A.


Thief


Blade Runner: The Final Cut


The Grifters


Blood Simple


The Last Seduction


Body Heat


Black Widow (canceled)


Hard Eight


The Underneath


The Hot Spot


The Usual Suspects


Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead


Devil in a Blue Dress


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