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 dazzling retelling of Snow White, set in 1920s Seville, Spain, pits a heartless stepmother... Read more >
A bucolic English village becomes the front line when Nazis, disguised as British soldiers,... Read more >
After the fall of the Third Reich, a Nazi official has reinvented himself as a beloved teacher... Read more >
Alain Delon stars as Tom Ripley, a shape-shifting charmer freeloading off his rich friends on... Read more >