Location: Media Room, Perelman Building
$125 ($100 members and Bryn Mawr Film Institute members) Lecturer:
Andrew J. Douglas, Director of Education, Bryn Mawr Film Institute
Film noir is a cycle of pictures that emerged, in the 1940s, from the confluence of Hollywood’s detective and gangster movies, hard-boiled fiction, and the aesthetics of German Expressionism. Typified by stark lighting, bleak urban settings, and corrupt, broken characters, noir has a fascination with doom, male anxiety, and transgression, the threats of which the spell-casting femme fatale embodies. Join us as we explore exemplary works from the genre, including The Maltese Falcon
and Double Indemnity
, among others.
This course is offered in collaboration with Bryn Mawr Film Institute