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Film Series

Sunshine Noir

 
 
Nov 26—Dec 9, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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In conjunction with the Next Wave presentation of The Ambassador, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane’s kaleidoscopic portrait of Los Angeles, BAMcinématek presents a lineup of sun-drenched crime dramas. Programmed in collaboration with Kahane, this series explores what happens when noir steps out of the shadows and into the neon-lit boulevards of LA. Burrowing beyond the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown, these hard-boiled tales of outsiders and antiheroes expose the seedy underbelly of the City of Angels.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
To Live and Die in L.A.
 

Friedkin’s hyper-stylized neo-noir plays like Miami Vice on amphetamines.

Wed, Nov 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Chinatown
 

Polanski pays homage to the classic Hollywood detective film in this moody masterpiece.

Nov 27—Nov 28, 2014
 
 
Film
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
 

Zemeckis’ groundbreaking pre-CGI film cleverly conjures the golden age of Hollywood.

Nov 27—Nov 28, 2014
 
 
Film
In a Lonely Place
 

Humphrey Bogart is a screenwriter suspected of murder in Nicholas Ray’s noir masterpiece.

Sat, Nov 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Straight Time
 

There’s something about loner Max Dembo that keeps you watching this movie over again.

Sat, Nov 29, 2014
 
 
Film
Jackie Brown
 

Blaxploitation sensation Pam Grier stars in Tarantino’s exhilarating B movie valentine.

Sun, Nov 30, 2014
 
 
Film
The Limey
 

Terence Stamp plays an aging ex-con in Soderbergh’s hand-held revenge thriller.

Mon, Dec 1, 2014
 
 
Film
Body Double
 

Brian De Palma’s thriller about a murder in Los Angeles, starring Melanie Griffith.

Tue, Dec 2, 2014
 
 
Film
Mike's Murder
 

Debra Winger stars in James Bridges’ (Urban Cowboy) dreamlike neo-noir.

Tue, Dec 2, 2014
 
 
Film
Breathless
 

A comic book-obsessed car thief tries to outrun the cops in this giddy Godard remake.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014
 
 
Film
M
 

Joseph Losey’s rarely-screened noir relocates the Fritz Lang classic to a seedy 1950s LA.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014
 
 
Film
Kiss Me Deadly
 

Private eye Mike Hammer scours LA for “the great whatsit” in the ultimate atomic age noir.

Fri, Dec 5, 2014
 
 
Film
Repo Man
 

Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton star in this scuzzbucket satire of Reagan-era America.

Fri, Dec 5, 2014
 
 
Film
Heat
 

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino face off in Michael Mann’s riveting existential crime opera.  

Sat, Dec 6, 2014
 
 
Film
The Long Goodbye
 

Robert Altman deconstructs noir in this offbeat Raymond Chandler adaptation.

Sat, Dec 6, 2014
 
 
Film
True Romance
 

Two lovers go on the run from the mob in this Quentin Tarantino-scripted pulp fantasy.

Sun, Dec 7, 2014
 
 
Film
The Outside Man
 

A French hit man runs for his life through 1970s LA in this offbeat thriller.

Sun, Dec 7, 2014
 
 
Film
Against All Odds
 

Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, and James Woods get caught in a love triangle in this sexy neo-noir.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014
 
 
Film
Inherent Vice
 

Joaquin Phoenix stars in Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed Thomas Pynchon adaptation. 

Mon, Dec 8, 2014
Sneak preview
 
 
Film
Remember My Name
 

A chilling homage to the female-driven noirs of the 1940s starring Geraldine Chaplin.

Tue, Dec 9, 2014
 
 
Film
The Nickel Ride
 

A small time LA mob fixer gets the screws put on him in this lost 70s classic.

Tue, Dec 9, 2014
 
 
Music
The Ambassador
 

Gabriel Kahane performs this musical portrait of Los Angeles, directed by John Tiffany.

Dec 10—Dec 13, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film Series
Overdue
 

Critics Nick Pinkerton and Nicolas Rapold introduce this series of unsung cinematic gems.

Sep 16—Sep 17, 2015