AFS SERIES: NOIR CANON

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Presented by Austin Film Society at AFS Cinema, Austin TX

Jun 01 - 29
AFS SERIES: NOIR CANON

With this series, we hope to share some of the foundational films of film noir and, in our introductions to these screenings, help people understand what characterizes the genre, what it meant to audiences of its time, and what it still says today.

In Paris, after the World War II Nazi occupation, American crime and detective films flooded back into cinemas after a four-year absence. The moral and visual darkness of these films caused French critics and audiences to coin a new term, film noir, to describe them. The narrative directness, visual sophistication and dark humor that characterized these films have made fi lm noir enduringly popular. With this series, we hope to share some of the foundational films of film noir and, in our

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$9 – $11.25, Member discounts available

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6226 Middle Fiskeville Road, Austin, TX 78752

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