Screening the Femme Fatale (2017)

Femme Fatale Film Festival In the Spring, Summer and Fall of 2017 we are bringing the Femme Fatale back to the silver screen. Come see us in the following cities: May 2017 The Hague Femme Fatale & Film Noir Festival @ Nutshuis Cinema June 2017 Helmond cacaofabriek.nl September 2017 Leiden Bioscopenleiden.nl Other cities will be revealed…

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,…

Vivian Rutledge in The Big Sleep

Vivian’s play dates in The Big Sleep (1946): United Kingdom Malmesbury Malmesburgy Film Society Sun 20 Aug United States Palo Alto, CA Stanford Theatre Fri 9 Sep United States Palo Alto, CA Stanford Theatre Sat 10 Sep United States Palo Alto, CA Stanford Theatre Sun 11 Sep United Kingdom Telford Belmont Commnity Hal Sat 30…

Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown

Evelyn’s play dates in Chinatown (1974): United Kingdom London BFI Southbank Sun 27 Aug United Kingdom London BFI Southbank Mon 28 Aug Belgium Namur Secteur Cinema de la Province de Namur Tue 12 Sep Belgium Antwerpen Cinema Zuid Sun 17 Sep Macau Macau Associacao de Arte e Cultura – Comuna de Han-lan Wed 13 Sep…

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Norma’s play dates in Sunset Boulevard (1950): United States Portland Northwest Film Center Mon 28 Aug United States Los Angeles Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sun 3 Sep Netherlands Leiden Het Kijkhuis Thu 28 Sep United Kingdom Belfast Strand Arts Center Thu 19 Oct United Kingdom Belfast Strand Arts Center Thu 26 Oct Creating a Monster part…

Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy

Annie’s play dates in Gun Crazy (1950): Canada Toronto Carlton Cinema Mon 31 Aug Netherlands Leiden Het Kijkhuis Thu 21 Sep United States Glendale Central Library Sat 21 Oct Wild Animals by Barbette: Wild Animals (Gun Crazy, 1950)  

Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity

Phyllis’s play dates in Double Indemnity (1944): United States Corcal Gables Coral Gables Art Cinema Tue 5 Sep India Mumbai Matterden CFC Sun 15 Oct Darkness Descends by Barbette: Darkness Descends (Double Indemnity, 1944)    

Kitty Collins in The Killers

Kitty’s play dates in The Killers (1946): United States Portland  Kiggins Theatre Mon Sep 11 The Black Cat (The Killers, 1946)