Film Noir & Early Hollywood - A Film & Lecture Series | Denver Film Society

Film Noir & Early Hollywood - A Film & Lecture Series

Overview

Select dates - January, February, March - at the Sie FilmCenter!

In the 1940s, film studios introduced an entirely new film genre to American audiences. Filled with murder, corruption and despair, and populated with detectives and femme fatales, the films that came to be defined as Film Noir grew into enduring and iconic classics. Today, these hard-boiled tales are just as fascinating and entertaining as when they first premiered more than a half-century ago.
The Denver Film Society is excited to present a collection of some of the best American noir classics, kicking off with the film that many suggest marked the genre’s end point (Touch of Evil) and working backward to showcase hallmarks of the form (The Big Sleep and Double Indemnity). The films, featuring career-defining roles by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including: Lauren Bacall, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Janet Leigh, and Edward G. Robinson, are cinematic treats, not to be missed on the big screen.
Along with these monthly screenings, DFS will also present a series of lectures by local film scholars that provide additional context and insights into the early American cinema. Lectures include an introduction to film noir, its history, impact and influences; a discussion about how Hollywood helped shape attitudes about the female body; and a presentation on the history of censorship and the Hays code in Hollywood. All screenings and lectures in this series take place at the Sie FilmCenter and are free for members, and just $7 for non-members.

Films in Program...

Film Noir & Early Hollywood: Touch Of Evil

Film Noir & Early Hollywood: Touch Of Evil

Screens Tuesday, January 9th at 7:15pm at the Sie FilmCenter FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members Don't miss January's lecture: Film Noir, An Immigrant Affair on January 23rd

USA 1958 111 Min
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Film Noir & Early Hollywood: The Big Sleep

Film Noir & Early Hollywood: The Big Sleep

Screens Sunday, February 11th at 2pm at the Sie FilmCenter FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members Don't miss February's lecture: Bosom Buddies: Hollywood And The Lingerie Industry on Febr

USA 1946 114 Min
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Film Noir & Early Hollywood: Double Indemnity

Film Noir & Early Hollywood: Double Indemnity

Screens Tuesday, March 6th at 7:15pm at the Sie FilmCenter! FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members Don't miss March's lecture: Cinema Censorship on March 19th

USA 1944 107 Min
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Lecture: Cinema Censorship

Lecture: Cinema Censorship

Monday, March 19th at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter! FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members

60 Min
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Lecture: Bosom Buddies, Hollywood And The Lingerie Industry 1930 - 1949

Lecture: Bosom Buddies, Hollywood And The Lingerie Industry 1930 - 1949

Tuesday, February 13th at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members Tie it in with a screening of Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep on February 11th!

60 Min
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Lecture: Film Noir, An Immigrant Affair

Lecture: Film Noir, An Immigrant Affair

Tuesday, January 23rd at 7pm at the Sie FilmCenter FREE for DFS Members, $5 for Non-Member guests, $7 for Non-Members Tie it in with a screening of Orson Welles' Touch Of Evil on January 9th!

60 Min
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