For the 5th 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 John Huston’s “The Maltese Falcon” and Shane Black’s “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm: THE MALTESE FALCON
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm: KISS KISS BANG BANG
$6 in advance $8 at the door
NERD INFO BELOW:
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.
THE MALTESE FALCON:
The first and greatest of all the film noir flicks. The story follows a San Francisco private detective (Humphrey Bogart) and his dealings with three unscrupulous adventurers, all of whom are competing to obtain a jewel-encrusted falcon statuette.
KISS KISS BANG BANG
A petty thief (Robert Downey Jr) posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective (Val Kilmer) who's been training him for his upcoming role.