Screening the Femme Fatale (2017)

Femme Fatale Film Festival December  2017 Filmhuis Lumen (Delft):   The Strange Love of Martha Ivers en The Big Sleep November 2017 Filmhuis Lumen (Delft): Gilda en Scarlet Street   September 2017 Het Kijkhuis (Leiden) Scarlet Street, Gun Crazy en Sunset Boulevard June 2017 Cacaofabriek (Helmond) o.a. Out of the Past,  Sunset Boulevard en Chinatown May 2017 Het…

The Fatal Fantasy (Introduction)

The Femme Fatale archetype has her footprints all over culture, throughout history. From ancient mythology to todays videogames. And the Film Noir version of the Femme Fatale is a specialized, socially relevant and easily identifiable class. The six fatal women I chose to write about belong in a time frame and to a specific genre,…

Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy

Annie’s play dates in Gun Crazy (1950): United States Hollywood CA Egyptian Theatre Wed Feb 21 Mexico Monterry NL Cineteca Tue Feb 27 United Kingdom London Prince Charles Cinema Tue 20 Mar United States Durham NC Retro Film Series Fri 30 March 2018 United States Austin TX AFS Cinema Thu 19 Apr United States San…

Madeleine Elster in Vertigo

Madeleine’s play dates: Switzerland Geneva Les Cinemas du Gruetli Tue 27 Feb United States Drexel Theatre Columbus OH Tue Mar 6 United Kingdom Watershed Bristol Sun Mar 11 United States South Burlington VT Palace 9 Sun Mar 18 United States Columbia Heights MA The Heights Theater Thu Apr 12 United States Stanford CA Oshmann Hall…

Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown

Evelyn’s play dates in Chinatown (1974): Spain Madrid Sala Equis Madrid Tue 27 Feb United States Ventura Regency Theatre Thu Mar 15 United States Amherst MA Amherst Cinema Tue 27 Mar United States Sonoma, CA Sebastiani Theatre Mon May 14 United States Waynesboro VA Waynes Theatre Mon Jun 11 United States Drexel Theatre Columbus OH…

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Norma’s play dates in Sunset Boulevard (1950): United States Salem OR Elsinore Theatre Wed 28 Feb Denmark Copenhagen Danish Film Institute Tue 27 Mar United States Sonoma, CA Sebastiani Theatre Mon April 16 United States Check your local cinema TCM presents series Sun May 13 United States Check your local cinema TCM presents series Wed…

Mimi in Bitter Moon

Mimi’s play dates in Bitter Moon (1992): Belgium Antwerpen Filmhuis Klappei Wed 28 Feb

Gilda Mundson Farrell in Gilda

Gilda’s play dates in Gilda (1946): United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Fri 02 Mar United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Fri 03 Mar United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Fri 11 Mar United States Williamsville, NY Dipson Theatre Wed Mar 16

Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity

Phyllis’s play dates in Double Indemnity (1944): United States Lakewood OH Lakewood Public Cinema Sat 3 Mar United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Sat 3 Mar United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Sat 10 Mar Denmark Copenhagen Danish Film Institute Sat 10 Mar United States Boston Museum of Fine Arts Sun 10 Mar…

Kathie in Out of the Past

Kathie’s play dates in Out of the Past (1947): United States Berkeley CA BAMPFA Tue 6 Mar United States San Fransisco CA Mechanics Institute Fri 9 Mar United States Stamford CA The Avon Thu 19 Apr United States San Diego Digital Gym Cinema Sun 12 Aug Read more about Kathy in The Call of the…

Vivian Rutledge in The Big Sleep

Vivian’s play dates in The Big Sleep (1946): United States Rhode Island Barrington Public Library Fri 16 Mar Scratch when it Itches by Barbette: Scratch When It Itches (The Big Sleep, 1946)