Voyage Du Noir Festival, Academy Cinemas
Voyage Du Noir Festival
.The winter chill is settling in and the nights are getting longer, an atmosphere we at Academy Cinemas feel lends itself to screening the best of what literally translates as ‘dark film’ on the big screen.
Elevator to the Gallows
Louis Malle film noir classic, starring Jeanne Moreau, sees a criminal couple's perfect murder plan go awry when one of them is stuck in an elevator at the scene of the crime.
A doctor (Pierre Fresnay) becomes the focus of a vicious smear campaign, when letters accuse him of having an affair and performing unlawful abortions are mailed to village leaders in this French mystery from 1943.
Branded to Kill
Avant-garde, cult classic film noir follows the world's third-ranked hitman who misses a target, failing the job, and has a contract put out on him as a consequence.
Odd Man Out
The great James Mason is Johnny McQueen, the leader of a quasi-IRA group in this noir classic from director Carol Reed (The Third Man).
Night and the City
Harry Fabian, an American hustler in London, sees a chance to get rich in the wrestling business in this film noir by Jules Dassin. As one con leads to another, Fabian gets further and further over his head.
The Big Sleep
Humphrey Bogart is private detective Philip Marlowe in this 1946 noir classic based on the hard-boiled novel by Raymond Chandler. Co-starring Lauren Bacall and directed by Howard Hawks.
Touch of Evil
Orson Welles' 1958 classic tale of crime and corruption on the Mexican border. One of the last of the 'film noir' period, starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Welles himself.