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For the 7th cycle in The Night and Day Film Noir series curated by Brandon Ryan, Central Cinema is pleased to present 2 one night screening’s of Alexander Mackendrick’s “The Sweet Smell of Success”, and The Coen Brothers’ “Fargo”
In this series, the focus will be to examine classic film noir movies spanning to the neo noir genre of modern day films. Film noir, a classic film style of the 1940s and 50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood’s finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femme fatales and moral conflict. While modern day neo noir utilizes elements of classic film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent or unacceptable to the viewing public in the 40s and 50s.
Night and Day Classic and Modern Film Noir Series. Two world’s consisting of darkness, ambiguity, and moral corruption. The seedy underbelly of the American Dream. Follow our cynical and obsessive anti-heroes throughout the decades celebrating the classic and modern film noir elements characterized by the work of directors, Howards Hawks, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, John Huston, Christopher Nolan, Rian Johnson, Brian De Palma, The Coen Brothers, and many more.
THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS: J.J. Hunsecker (Burt Lancaster), the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, (Tony Curtis) a sleazy and unscrupulous press agent, to break up the affair by any means possible.