2018 Kit Noir Film Festival
WEDNESDAY–SUNDAY, MARCH 21–25, 2018
The Inaugural Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival
The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Paris 1946 and American Film Noir
Programmed by Rob King, Film and Media Studies
Paris 1946. The war is over and American films are once again in Parisian theaters. The French immediately notice a shift in the sensibility of Hollywood’s crime films. They call it noir.
This festival—the first in a ten-year series exclusively devoted to the legacy of film noir—returns us to that pivotal moment in film history some seven decades ago. For its inaugural year, the Kit Noir Film Festival will present eight of the films that screened in France that season and inspired the label film noir. Most films will be shown in 35mm.
Screenings will be accompanied by talks featuring film scholars James Naremore, Indiana University, and Thomas Elsaesser and Annette Insdorf, Film and Media Studies, and Paul Schrader.
Complete Festival Schedule
Tickets: $12 General Admission / $10 Senior Citizen (65 and older) / $8 Student
Packages: $40 for four films / $75 for all eight films
Advance ticket sales online; online and on-site sales on the day of screenings.
This festival is funded by a generous gift from alumnus Gordon Kit (Columbia College ’76), in honor of his parents.
For more information, contact [email protected]
Gordon Kit’s lifelong passion for film noir, nurtured by his family since he was a child, has found an outlet—and a home—at Columbia.