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March 21, 2018 to March 25, 2018


Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York  New York  10027
United States

Kit Film Noir Festival

Paris 1946. The war is over and American films are once again in Parisian theaters. The French immediately notice a shift in the sensibility of Hollywood’s crime films. They call it noir.


This festival—the first in a ten-year series exclusively devoted to the legacy of film noir—returns us to that pivotal moment in film history some seven decades ago. For its inaugural year, the Kit Film Noir Festival will present eight of the films that screened in France that season and inspired the label film noir. Most films will be shown in 35mm.


Screenings will be accompanied by talks featuring film scholars James Naremore, University of Indiana, and Thomas Elsaesserand Annette Insdorf, Film and Media Studies, and Paul Schrader.