Kit Noir Film Festival: Gilda Screening
Campus Arts Event
Kit Noir Film Festival: Gilda Screening
Screening of Gilda introduced by Columbia University's Ann Douglas.
March 05, 2023 | 4:30 pm
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Festival Details

The 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival will examine women’s contributions to noir as film producers, screenwriters, novelists, and, in one instance, as a director. Rather than dwell on the character types that women played in noir (such as the notorious “femme fatale”), the festival instead draws attention to what women provided from behind the camera. In the process, it uncovers a period much like our own, in which women have occupied a prominent place in the popular imaginary of crime.

Film Details

1946 / 110 mins / b/w
Dir. Charles Vidor
Sc. Jo Eisinger, Marion Parsonnet, Ben Hecht
Cine. Rudolph Maté
Prod. Virginia Van Upp
Cast: Glenn Ford, Rita Hayworth, George Macready
Based on a story by E. A. Ellington


The Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027

About The Event

Few films illustrate the value of looking “beyond the femme fatale” more than Gilda. Rita Hayworth’s performance in the titular role is of course iconic, equaled in the pantheon of femmes fatales only by Barbara Stanwyck’s Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity (1944). But the hold that Gilda exerts over the men in her life achieves a deeper resonance once we view the film in the light of the woman who produced and co-wrote it: Virginia Van Upp.

General Admission: $12
Senior Citizens (65 or older): $10
CUID Holders (advanced purchase*): $8

Four Film Package: $40 
Full Festival Pass: $75

*Rush Tickets: Columbia students, faculty, and staff have access to free day-of rush tickets, pending availability. Head to the Lenfest box office 30 minutes before showtime for rush tickets.

For more information about this event or to purchase tickets, please visit the event website.

Image: Artwork for the 2023 Kit Noir Film Festival / courtesy of Columbia University School of the Arts