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A new film noir festival is coming to Columbia's Manhattanville campus

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

"Double Indemnity" will play at Columbia's new film noir festival

Uptown movie buffs have reason to cheer: a new film festival is debuting at the Lenfest Center for the Arts on Columbia's rising Manhattanville campus–and it's open to the public.

"The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Paris 1946 and American Film Noir," is the first installment of the Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival, which will be an annual event for the next decade. Most of the movies will be shown in 35mm.

The Lenfest Center for the Arts on Columbia's Manhattanville campus

Running from next Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25, the series will feature eight films in all, with three movies being offered each day during the weekend. Look for stylish classics like "The Maltese Falcon," "Double Indemnity" (top image), "Murder, My Sweet," and "Laura."

Head online to buy your tickets in advance or get them at the Lenfest Center the day-of. General admission is $12, seniors pay $10, while Columbia students pay $8. Accompanying lectures are free with registration.

P.S. Don't forget about uptown's two other movie gems, Maysles Cinema and United Palace, which have some equally exciting programming coming this month. Maysles Cinema will be showing the French flick "The Orchestra Class (La Melodie)" about a music teacher inspired by his student, the son of a single mother from Côte d’Ivoire, this Thursday, March 15. Two weeks later, United Palace will be presenting Fritz Lang's silent sci-fi classic "Metropolis" complete with a live "electro-acoustic" score by flutist, composer, and educator Yael Acher "KAT" Modiano on Sunday, March 25.

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