Ladies and gentlemen, we are in the third week of February. Everybody – every single one of you – knows what that means. Exactly: tomorrow marks the third installment of Film Noir Wednesdays at the Dreamland Film Center, presented by the Louisville Film Society, bringing you, Louisville lovers of film, the very best of the cinema of the dark, the dank, the seedy and the smoky. This is film noir. Keep reading:
It starts at 7:00 with Samuel Fuller's 1964 film The Naked Kiss. Constance Towers stars as Kelly, a prostitute with a traumatic event in her past who decides to reform herself after moving to the town of Grantville. She finds happiness in a job taking care of children in a hospital for the handicapped, as well as a new romance (Michael Dante) – until she witnesses a shocking event, and her world starts to fall apart once again.
This is followed at 9:00 by Scandal Sheet, directed by Phil Karlson in 1952. Broderick Crawford stars as Mark Chapman, who takes control of a failing newspaper and turns it around by turning it into a gossip rag. After accidentally killing his estranged wife – and covering it up – the case is investigated by expert reporter John Derek (Steve McClearly), and Chapman can only watch as his star employee gets closer and closer to the truth.
It all happens tomorrow, Wednesday, at the Dreamland Film Center, located at 810 E. Market Street. Admission is $8 for one screening or $10 for the double feature, or free for members of the Louisville Film Society. Complete details can be found at the LFS website.
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