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 States Havre de Grace, MD Opera House Tue 26 Sep United States Seattle Seattle Art Museum Thu 28 Sep United Kingdom Telford Belmont Commnity Hal Sat 30 Sep United States Washington Packard Campus Sat 14 Oct United Kingdom Aldeburg Aldeburgh Cinema Wed 1 Nov United Kingdom…

Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy

Annie’s play dates in Gun Crazy (1950): United States Panorama city Panorama City Branch Library Tue Sep 26 United States Glendale Central Library Sat 21 Oct Wild Animals by Barbette: Wild Animals (Gun Crazy, 1950)  

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Norma’s play dates in Sunset Boulevard (1950): 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 1 by Barbette: Creating a Monster (Sunset Boulevard, 1950) part 1  

Evelyn Mulwray in Chinatown

Evelyn’s play dates in Chinatown (1974): United States New York New York Public Library Fri 29 Sep United States Portland Hollywood Theatre Sat 30 Sep United States Seattle Seattle Art Museum Thu 7 Dec

Kathie in Out of the Past

Kathie’s play Dates: Switserland Bern Cinema Rex Sat Oct 7 Switserland Bern Cinema Rex Sun Oct 8 United States Portland Kiggins Theatre Mon Oct 9 United States New York Walter Reade Theater Mon Oct 9 Switserland Bern Cinema Rex Sun Oct 15 Australia Acton Arc Cinema Thu Nov 2 Read more about Kathy in The…

Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity

Phyllis’s play dates in Double Indemnity (1944): India Mumbai Matterden CFC Sun 15 Oct Darkness Descends by Barbette: Darkness Descends (Double Indemnity, 1944)    

Matty Walker in Body Heat

Matty’s play dates in Body Heat (1981): United Kingdom London BFI Southbank Thu 19 Oct United Kingdom London BFI Southbank Sun 22 Oct

Kitty Collins in The Killers

Kitty’s play dates in The Killers (1946): United States Washington Packard Campus Thu 19 Oct Read about Kity in this article by Barbara Timmers: The Black Cat (The Killers, 1946)