Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, Feb 16, 2012
7:30pm
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Raymond Chandler Noir Double Feature!
THE BRASHER DOUBLOON / MURDER, MY SWEET
Presented as part of NoirFest Santa Monica.

Raymond Chandler, the most famous and arguably best writer of the noir fiction genre, set many scenes from his stories in Bay City, his sobriquet for Santa Monica. The inaugural NoirFest Santa Monica today honors the captivating novelist’s characteristic use of place in literature, film, photography and music.

Judith Freeman, Raymond Chandler expert, and Alan K. Rode, Film Noir expert, will introduce the double feature. There will be a discussion between films with actor Conrad Janis (THE BRASHER DOUBLOON), moderated by Alan K. Rode.
THE BRASHER DOUBLOON
1947, Janus Films, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm

When a rare coin appears to be connected to a string of murders, ace detective Philip Marlowe is on the case. George Montgomery plays Marlowe in this twisty adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The High Window.


MURDER, MY SWEET
1944, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Edward Dmytryk

In this adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novel Farewell, My Lovely, quintessential L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe searches for an ex-con's girlfriend but, as always, winds up swimming in deceit and double crosses, all of it washing up at a lavish Malibu beach house. Featuring former hoofer Dick Powell as Marlowe, and Claire Trevor as the fabulous femme fatale.


Screening formats: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Thu, Feb 16, 2012 • 7:30pm
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