THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 3
First show: November 03
Further Explorations in Classic French Noir, 1939-65
NEARLY 400 rare & lost noir films from France have been awaiting rediscovery for more than 50 years… and Midcentury Productions head honcho Don Malcolm vows not to rest until he’s brought as many of ’em back to USA repertory screens as possible!
This November 3, join him and the legions transfixed this “lost continent” of French film noir, as film history is rewritten, one festival at a time.
In addition to familiar faces (Jean Gabin, Simone Signoret, Michèle Morgan, Jean Marais) come see doomed actresses (Corrine Luchaire, Mireille Balin), monstres sacrés (Michael Simon, Louis Jouvet), breathtaking beauties (Marie-France Pisier, Ludmilla Tcherina, Estella Blain, Marie Laforêt), amazing old pros (Erich von Stroheim, Marguerite Moreno, Bernard Blier)…all of them showing you why French noir is noir like no other.
And spend all of Saturday, November 5 with us as we salute undervalued noir auteur Robert Hossein with 5 films—from the sweaty B-noir of THE ROAD TO SHAME/DES FEMMES DISPARAISSENT to the masterful chiaroscuro in his study of a serial killer in THE SECRET KILLER/LE VAMPIRE DE DUSSELDORF. No two of his films are remotely alike!
It is the biggest, most wide-ranging FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT yet. Don’t miss it!
→ FESTIVAL PASS ( $60 ) available at the box office
This French Noir Festival is presented by Mid-Century Productions. Roxie member discounts do not apply.
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