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Fall 2014: Crime, Detectives and Film Noir in German Cinema

Fall 2014 Visual Culture Seminar

Hangmen Also Die (Lang, 1943)
An exciting film noir adventure involving intrigue and the assassination of a high-ranking SS officer.
Sept. 18 | 7pm | Calhoun 109 – Screening, introduced by Leslie Reed
Sept. 19 | 1pm | Furman 123 – Discussion with Leslie Reed

Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)
Murder, fraud, and cover-ups make this a classic of American Film Noir.
Oct. 2 | 7pm | Calhoun 109 – Screening introduced by Prof. Jennifer Fay (Cinema and Media Arts)
Oct. 3 | 1pm | Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. Fay

Scarlet Street (Lang, 1945)
Respectable businessman Chris’ love affair turns murderous when he falls for a Femme Fatal.
Oct. 23 | 7pm | Calhoun 109 – Screening introduced by Professor Jim McFarland (German & Cinema and Media Arts)
Oct. 24 | 1pm | Furman 123 – Discussion with Professor McFarland

The Killers (Siodmak, 1946)
This classic gangster film stars film legend Burt Lancaster.
Oct. 30 | 7pm | Calhoun 109 – Screening introduced by Prof. Lutz Koepnick (German & Cinema and Media Arts)
Oct. 31 | 1pm | Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. Koepnick

The American Soldier (Fassbinder, 1970)*
Fassbinder plays with the gangster genre as a Vietnam veteran goes rogue in Munich.
Nov. 6 | 6pm | Furman 123 – Mini-workshop on Film Noir with Prof. Lutz Koepnick (German & Cinema and Media Arts)
Nov. 6 | 7pm | Calhoun 109 – Screening introduced by Prof. Meike Werner (German & Cinema and Media Arts)
Nov. 7 | 1pm | Furman 123 – Discussion with Prof. Werner

*Although this film is shot in German, English subtitles will be provided.