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Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
Film noir is obsessed with the femme fatale, the woman of dangerous charm who makes a man forget himself. But, in this series we focus on unreliable men: suave murderers, untrustworthy policemen, unscrupulous reporters, principled weaklings, and deceptive males of all stripes, men who are Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know. Join us in the shadows, in the only all–35 mm venue in the Triangle.

Films are introduced by Laura Boyes, NCMA film curator.

Thanks to Mike Mashon and Rob Stone at the Library of Congress, Todd Wiener at UCLA, Tracy O'Brien and Caitlin Robertson at Fox, and Eric Di Bernardo at Rialto Pictures. These films are unrated, but older children and teens are welcome.

Friday, October 3 | 8 pm

The Maltese Falcon

(1941) Written and directed by John Huston. Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney... Read more >

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Friday, October 10 | 8 pm

Gun Crazy

(1950) Directed by Joseph H. Lewis. John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger. (86 min.)

Bart... Read more >

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Friday, October 17 | 8 pm

On Dangerous Ground

(1952) Directed by Nicholas Ray. Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond. (82 min.)

A... Read more >

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Friday, October 31 | 8 pm

I Wake Up Screaming

(1941) Directed by Bruce Humberstone. Betty Grable, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar. (82 min.)

Why... Read more >

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Friday, November 7 | 8 pm

Max et les Ferrailleurs (Max and the Junkmen)

(1971) Written and directed by Claude Sautet. Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, Georges Wilson.... Read more >

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Friday, November 14 | 8 pm

Secret beyond the Door

(1947) Directed by Fritz Lang. Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere. (99 min.)

A... Read more >

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Friday, November 21 | 8 pm

The Postman Always Rings Twice

(1946) Directed by Tay Garnett. Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. (113 min.)

Drifter... Read more >

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