Suspense under the Sun
We love our film noir at the NCMA, but sometimes we shiver in broad daylight. This spring we present malevolent stories that unfold in sunlit settings rather than in the shadows of classic noir. These films take place in a Spanish bullring, in everyday small towns in the U.S. and the U.K., and in the heat of the Italian summer. You can pull the shades, but you can’t hide.
Most films are introduced by NCMA film curator Laura Boyes.
Make it a night out and add dinner at Iris or a glass of wine and a small plate in West Building before your movie.
A grim Soviet functionary finds herself strangely susceptible to a suave capitalist playboy and a... Read more >
Cleo, a chanteuse, anxiously awaits the results of her biopsy. Agnès Varda, the only female... Read more >
Rose Pamphyle, passionate about her typewriter, leaves her village for the big city. Her keyboard... Read more >