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American Film Noir  

What is film noir? Why are these dark and cynical stories still so popular several decades after they were made? The economic instability of the Great Depression and insecurity of the war years set the stage for filmmakers such as John Huston and Billy Wilder to explore themes of corruption, alienation, and moral ambiguity. We will discuss the settings, characters, stylistic elements, and plot devices that make these films unique and also make time to share and discuss our favorites of the genre.


American Film Noir
Facilitator: Julie Kinchla This class is currently in session.
Dates: 9/10/2019 - 10/15/2019 Day of the Week: Tu
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Number of Sessions: 5
Location: UMB Healey Library Room: Presentation Room 3, Lower Level
No class on 10/8  

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