Film series are truly classical chills

    (AAPNW-IN) – The Indianapolis Museum of Art’s third annual Winter Nights Film Series begins on Friday, January 7 to February 25, 2011, with curtain time all at 7:00 pm in the Tobias Theater aka The Toby. The 2011’s series will feature classic film noir, the celebrated cinematic style that began in the early 1940s and means “black film” in French, as well as neo-noir flicks. The style typically features crime thrillers and dramas with dark themes and stylized cinematography.

     The lineup is: January 7: Blood Simple (dir. J. Coen, 1984, USA, 96 mins., R); January 14: Criss Cross (dir. R. Siodmak, 1949, USA, 88 mins., NR); January 21: Key Largo (dir. J. Huston, 1948, USA, 101 mins., NR); January 28: Stray Dog  (dir. A. Kurosawa, 1949, Japan, 122 mins., NR); February 11: Kiss Me Deadly  (dir. R. Aldrich, 1955, USA, 106 mins., NR); February 18: Detour (dir. E. Ulmer, 1945, USA, 67 mins., NR); and February 25: Memento (dir. C. Nolan, 2000, USA, 110 mins., R)

     On Friday, January 14, a screening of film noir staple Criss Cross will feature an introduction and after-film talk presented by Eddie Muller, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to advancing film noir as an original and artistically significant American cinematic movement. Then on Friday, January 21, IMA’s Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO, Maxwell L. Anderson will introduce the screening of Key Largo, which was adapted from the play written by his grandfather, Maxwell Anderson.

     Another IMA film tradition will continue Friday, February 4, when the IMA and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra provides orchestral accompaniment to a double feature: a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Idle Class and The Kid.  The performance will begin at 7:30 pm.

     For tickets, call 317.955.2339 or see All films are shown in 35 mm except Memento, which will be shown on DVD.

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