British Noir at the Nuart

This is not a post about Betty Blue, but this was the only shot of the Nuart I have. Forgive me French film fans.
This is not a post about Betty Blue, but this was the only shot of the Nuart I have. Forgive me French film fans.

Not to be outdone by the Hammer, the Nuart starts its own British noir series tomorrow. If you missed seeing The Third Man at the Hammer, you’re in luck. Thanks to the Nuart, you have another chance. It’s playing tomorrow and Saturday in a double feature with Brighton Rock, a Graham Greene thriller starring Richard Attenborough as a “psycho teenage gang leader.” 

Me, I’ll be hitting the Sunday double feature of Peeping Tom and It Always Rains on Sunday because I can’t resist a film described as “a masterpiece full of dread, raw with vulgarity.” Other films in the series include the Red Riding trilogy and The Fallen Idol (which screens in a double feature with The Third Man on the 10th).

And then, if that doesn’t already secure the Nuart as your favorite theater (with apologies to Kevin), they are screening the Oscar nominated short films beginning on the 19th of February. (The screening at the Academy is sold out.)

7 Replies to “British Noir at the Nuart”

  1. I missed the screenings at the Hammer. Very tempting. The Third Man is one of my all time faves. Saw it again recently on TCM, but that’s no substitute for the big screen.

  2. I did think of you in particular when I saw The Third Man was screening. If I didn’t just see it at the Hammer, I’d make a point to go. It’s one of the best shot movies ever, imo. A television screen does not do it justice.

  3. And a FYI on Peeping Tom–that is one of the Criterion Collection DVD titles that is going to be going out of print (a different video distributor bought the rights). If you’ve been meaning to get it, do it now–it’s possible that it will be out of circulation for a while, and Criterion out-of-print titles are big collectors items.

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