Film Noir Discussion Series – Online Discussion via ZOOM (Registration Required)

Friday, August 21

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we weave through the dangerous back alleys and hairpin turns of Hollywood and into the world of Film Noir.  Let’s talk about the characteristics of the genre, such as cynical heroes, femmes fatale; no-nonsense dialogue, a sense of menace other characteristics that makes these films so compelling so riveting.

Watch the film beforehand on Hoopla, anytime, at your convenience, then join us for an afternoon conversation on Zoom about the film – if you would like to attend, please send a request to receive a Zoom invitation and link to dobref@wlsmail.org.

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This week’s film to be discussed – Budapest Noir (click title for Hoopla link)

“Budapest, 1936. The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out-for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city – a beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a Jewish prayer book in her purse…Investigating the mystery girl’s murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.” – Hoopla