Date(s) - 02/01/2020
1:30 PM - 4:45 PM
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America doesn’t have a monopoly on swaggering gangsters, larcenous lovers, surly ex-cons, corrupt cops, and scheming femmes fatales. FNF president and TCM’s Noir Alley host Eddie Muller will be presenting an array of classic films from around the globe, a wide-ranging, thematically cohesive immersion in a sordid world of sinister and sexy affairs—including the world premieres of two new restorations funded by the FNF: “La bestia debe morir” (The Beast Must Die, 1952) and “El vampiro negro” (The Black Vampire, 1953).
The 10-day excursion travels through hot-blooded nightclubs of the Mexican cabareteras, neon-streaked alleys of Japanese yakuza thrillers, the stylish Parisian underworld, Italian palazzos hiding crimes of every social strata and a Kafkaesque Prague as envisioned by the Czech New Wave. Tour guides include some of the world’s most revered filmmakers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrzej Wajda, Julien Duvivier, Jean-Pierre Melville, Roberto Gavaldón, Jiří Weiss, Robert Siodmak, and Masahiro Shinoda.