Uncover the gritty plots, seedy characters, and dangerous cities—counting Chicago!—that make up American film noir.
Featuring major studio releases like The Maltese Falcon and Double Indemnity as well as B-movie fare like Detour, this program gives participants a solid overview of film noir: its French origins, cultural influences, genre problems, character types, and aesthetics.
Chicago Movie Tours' virtual and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:
• HD video
• Clips and screenshots
• Movie fan magazines
• Animated slideshows
• Expert commentary...and more