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,…

Gilda Mundson Farrell in Gilda

Gilda’s play dates in Gilda (1946): United Kingdom Coventry University of Warwick Wed 11 Oct Canada Port Hope Capitol Theatre Fri 13 Oct

Vivian Rutledge in The Big Sleep

Vivian’s play dates in The Big Sleep (1946): United States Washington Packard Campus Sat 14 Oct United Kingdom Aldeburg Aldeburgh Cinema Wed 1 Nov United Kingdom Aldeburg Aldeburgh Cinema Wed 29 Nov United States New York Film Forum Fri 12 Dec United STates New York Film Forum Sat 13 Dec Scratch when it Itches by…

Anna Dundee in Criss Cross

Anna’s screen dates in Criss Cross (1949): United States Silver Spring Silver Theater Fri Oct 14 United Kingdom London The Cinema Museum Thu Nov 16

Kathie in Out of the Past

Kathie’s play Dates: Switserland Bern Cinema Rex Sun Oct 15 Australia Acton Arc Cinema Thu Nov 2 Read more about Kathy in The Call of the Siren by Barbette : The Call of the Siren (Out of the Past, 1947) Part 1

Phyllis Dietrichson in Double Indemnity

Phyllis’s play dates in Double Indemnity (1944): United States New Orleans Prytania Theatre Sun 15 Oct India Mumbai Matterden CFC Sun 15 Oct United States New Orleans Prytania Theatre Wed 18 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

Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard

Norma’s play dates in Sunset Boulevard (1950): United Kingdom Belfast Strand Arts Center Thu 19 Oct United Kingdom Belfast Strand Arts Center Thu 26 Oct Australia Bendigo La Trobe Art Institute Sat 4 Nov Creating a Monster part 1 by Barbette: Creating a Monster (Sunset Boulevard, 1950) part 1  

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)