Film Noir Film Series

An ankle bracelet. Statue of a bird. Femme fatales. Blackmail. Sex. Corrupt cops and not-by-the-book private detectives. And guns, always guns. Unless, of course, it’s a knife. These are just some of the things you can see in film noir, French for “black film.” The popular movies from the ‘40s and ‘50s are this summer’s guilty pleasure showing at the Louisville Palace. I look forward to their film series every year and have to say this selection is a killer (insert collective groan here). Marquee movies still to come on Fridays and Saturdays through August are “The Killers,” “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” “Lady from Shanghai,” “Key Largo,” “Asphalt Jungle,” Sunset Boulevard” and “Touch of Evil.” Raincoats, fedoras and the proper way to say “baby” optional.


Louisville Palace Theater
8 p.m. | $5;
625 S. Fourth St

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Film Noir Film Series

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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