Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
January 14: The Maltese Falcon
January 21: Double Indemnity
Dark, rain-soaked streets. Flashing neon signs. Femme fatales. Fated heroes. Obsession. The film noir vision has spawned some of the most compelling stories and complex characters in American cinema. Join film scholar and writer Francine J. Sanders for a look at this influential film genre, its key conventions, and the historical forces that shaped it during the 1940s. For this special discussion series, we'll be watching two of the best: The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Double Indemnity (1944). Participants will view the film on their own prior to each session; more information will be emailed upon registration. Register for one or both sessions: for the best experience, we recommend attending both sessions. Glencoe residents will receive priority if the class is oversubscribed. Registration opens Nov 23.
Both films are available on Amazon Prime and youtube.com.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS VIRTUAL PROGRAM, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM. About 24 hours prior to the program, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the program and instructions. If you do not receive the message prior to the program, please check your spam folder before contacting the library. Questions? Contact Grace Hayek, Head of Programs & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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