CFPL Iowa Author Series # 2 Classical Film Noir: Gun Crazy
Nov 20, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM
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The CFPL Iowa Author Series presents a feature-length showing of the critically-acclaimed Film Noir classic--“Gun Crazy” (1949), with commentary by Dr. Grant Tracey, Professor of Film Studies, Creative Writing and Popular Culture @ The University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Tracey will explore the film’s Iowa connection to writer MacKinlay Kantor, how Hollywood gangster films of the 1940’s/50’s satisfied thrill-seeking audiences, how Film Noir became the perfect vehicle for transferring detective novels to the screen and, finally, how the “Femme Fatale” lured law-abiding citizens into a life of crime.
Join us in the large meeting room for a classic taste of Film Noir as well as cinnamon rolls and orange juice. This program was made possible by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library.