This Tuesday at the Revue, in part 4 of his 5-part lecture series “Roads to Perdition: the Dark Allure of Film Noir,” critic and writer Kevin Courrier looks at the secret dark side of a character’s nature that leads him or her to misdeeds, in a lecture entitled “The Killer Inside Me.”
Courrier contrasts the films where circumstance are the contributing factor to those where the seemingly everyday character is drawn to perdition based on darker desires and impulses. He will make reference to three films during the lecture: 1953’s The Big Heat (directed by Fritz Lang), On Dangerous Ground (1952, Nicholas Ray), and Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943).
To go along with the lecture, the Revue will also have a couple of “A Taste of Noir” screenings of The Night of the Hunter (1955). It plays April 19 and 20 at 9:15 pm and 7:00 pm respectively.
The lecture is this Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 pm and costs $10 for seniors and members, $12 for non-members. For more information on the Roads to Perdition series, check out the Revue website. The next and final lecture will take place on May 24 at 7:00 pm.