Kit Noir Film Festival: In a Lonely Place Screening
Campus Arts Event
Kit Noir Film Festival: In a Lonely Place Screening
Screening of In a Lonely Place introduced by Dana Polan of New York University.
March 04, 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

1950 / 94 mins / b/w
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Sc. Andrew P. Solt, Edmund North
Cine. Burnett Guffey
Prod. Robert Lord
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy
Based on the novel In a Lonely Place (1947) by Dorothy B. Hughes


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

About The Event

One of the essential film noirs, Nicholas Ray’s 1950 In a Lonely Place is based on a no less canonical literary source: the 1947 novel by author Dorothy B. Hughes, whom critic Sarah Weinman has dubbed “the world’s finest female noir writer.”

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