By Elías Nahmías

The Biblioteca is bringing 4 Film Noir classics to the big screen at the Teatro Santa Ana from January 9th to the 12th.

We’re starting the New Year with this film series celebrating a distinctly American genre of filmmaking, reknown for its dramatic cinematography that is uniquely designed for the movie theater experience.

Film Noir burrows into the mind; it’s disorienting, intriguing and enthralling. Noir brings us into a gritty underworld of lush morbidity, providing intimate peeks at its tough, scheming dames, mischievous misfits and flawed men – all caught in the wicked web of a twisted fate.“ (Film Noir, Bringing Darkness to Light – Documentary).

In essence Film Noir reflects a stylized view of reality where take one bad step and suddenly we find ourselves part of a whole new drama –in an endless labyrinth with no exit.

The Maltese Falcon. Tuesday, January 9 at 4:00p.m.

Made in 1941 and considered the first official film of the genre with Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet.  The ultimate private eye story, When a  group of shady characters desires are set on an invaluable possession.

Out of the Past . Wednesday, January 10 at 4:00p.m.

 with Robert Mitchum. A man’s shady past catches up with him. A tale of bad karma.

Double Indemnity Thursday, January 11 at 4:00p.m.

Directed by the great Billy Wilder, with Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray and Edward G. Robinson. A hapless insurance salesman, MacMurrray, falls for a bad dame who knows exactly what she needs.

The Postman Always Rings Twice Friday, January 12 at 4:00p.m.

Adapted from a novel by Dashiell Hammett one of the best hard boiled pulp writers, with John Garfield and Lana Turner. About a wanderer who covets his bosses wife.

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This cycle is programmed by Elías Nahmías.

Elías Nahmías is a Mexican filmmaker, with 40 years experience, who has worked in every aspect of filmmaking in México, Los Angeles, Spain, Chile, Nicaragua and Colombia. He currently works mainly as a screenwriter and just finished an adaption of a Gabriel García Márquez short story to be made in animation. He has studied in depth the work of Fellini, Griffith, Chaplin, Buñuel, Kubrick, Scorsese and Woody Allen. He also has taught curses and workshops on film appreciation, film language, documentary and film authors at the Cineteca Nacional, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, and in Chile and Colombia. In Los Angeles he founded Frijolywood a non-profit that united Mexican filmmakers and actors in Hollywood.

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