Kit Film Noir Festival at Columbia U. on “Film Noir & the Jewish Experience”

Kit Noir Festival LogoThe theme of  “The Third Annual Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival” is “Film Noir & the Jewish Experience: From WWII to the Blacklist”. It will be between  March 25-29, 2020  at Columbia University in New York. The official website has all the information about it, but its Flixist page might be easier to use. Here is the full lineup:

Wednesday, March 25

7:30pm – “Violence and Visionary Pessimism: The Jewish Contribution to Film Noir,” Keynote lecture by Ann Douglas, Columbia University

Thursday, March 26: Edgar G. Ulmer Double Bill

7:30pm – Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945)

9:15pm – Ruthless (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1948)

Introduced by Noah Isenberg, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, March 27

7:00pm – Crossfire (Edward Dmytryk, 1947)

8:55pm – Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder, 1951)

Saturday, March 28: World War II and the Holocaust

1:00pm – The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1946)

3:30pm – Act of Violence (Fred Zinnemann, 1949); followed by a lecture by Vincent Brook, UCLA

7:00pm – Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)

9:00pm – The Stranger (Orson Welles, 1946)

Sunday, March 29: The Blacklist and the Media

1:00pm – He Ran All the Way (John Berry, 1951)

3:30pm – “Kill the Hollywood Jews: The Prewar Origins of Film Noir,” Lecture by Steven Ross, USC

5:30pm – Scandal Sheet (Phil Carlson, 1952)

8:00pm – Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)

The festival has its own trailer:

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