The term film noir (dark film) was first used in 1946 to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasise cynical attitudes and sexual motivations. The films were often based on the type of hard-boiled crime fiction novels popular in the United States during the Great Depression. Since then, film noir has spread, being widely imitated and parodied around the world.
Celebrate the exhibition Anne Wallace: Strange ways with a one-day festival based on Wallace’s own selection of favourites and presented in the beautiful Minerva Space at the Ballaarat Mechanic’s Institute (BMI). It is supported by the Ballarat Film Society (BFS)
Films include: Murder my sweet, 1944; Out of the past, 1947; Criss Cross, 1949; Les Yeux sans visage (Eyes without a face), 1960; Dracula, 1979.
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Refreshments will be available in the Humffray Room.
Tickets to individual screenings may be available at the door.
The Dark Stories Film Festival is presented as part of PHOTO 2020, a major new international festival of photography.
Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned.