Starting next month, between January 20-February 24, join the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, for a smARTfilms sampler of FILM NOIR movies in the BIMA Auditorium:
Individual admission: $10 adults / students free with pre-registration. Series admission: $50 adults / students free with pre-registration. The BIMA Bistro stays open until 7pm in advance of each screening for food and small bites.
1947 – OUT OF THE PAST – Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Jane Greer. Directed by Jacques Tourneur. A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
1956 – THE KILLING – Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Frank Lovejoy, Vince Edwards. Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick. A gang of greedy, petty criminals plan a race track robbery, but when one gang member tells his restless wife, she hatches a plot of her own. The plan gets foiled and disaster ensues.
1950 – GUN CRAZY – Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Russ Tamblyn. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful but dangerously rebellious sharp shooter wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.
1957 – SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS – Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis. Directed by Alexander Mackendrick. Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister’s romance with a jazz musician.
1981 – BODY HEAT – William Hurt, Kathleen Turner. Directed by Lawrence Kasdan. In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
2001 – THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE – Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini. A Coen Brothers film. A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife’s boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.
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