This summer, ICP will screen Film Noir genre movies in the spirit of Weegee's crime photography. Weegee boldly illuminated the seamy underside of the nighttime city while capturing the expressions of his anguished subjects. Film Noir takes cues from the hard-boiled pulp literature of the Great Depression, and the stark lighting of German Expressionist films. These movies create a fictional world not all that different from the reality that Weegee inhabited and documented.
June 21: The Big Combo, dir. Joseph H. Lewis
June 28: He Walked by Night, dir. Alfred J. Werker
July 5: Midnight, dir. Chester Erskine
July 12: Shoot the Piano Player, dir. Francois Truffaut
July 19: Detour, dir. Edgar G. Ulmer
July 26: D.O.A., dir. Rudolph Mate
August 2: My Favorite Brunette, dir. Elliot Nugent
Films are included in the price of admission. They start at 6 pm in the café.