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Spring Film Series

Fridays, February 5, 12 & 19, 7pm

Femme Fatales
Double Indemnity · Body Heat · The Last Seduction

Double Indemnity (1944), Friday, February 5 – Directed by Billy Wilder and adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) seduces insurance agent Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband to collect his accident policy. The murder goes as planned, but after the couple’s passion cools, each becomes suspicious of the other’s motives.

Body Heat (1981), Friday, February 12 – Lawrence Kasdan’s first directorial effort is a throwback to the early days of film noir. The scene is a beastly hot Florida coastal town, where naive attorney Ned (William Hurt) is entranced by the alluring Matty (Kathleen Turner in her film debut). Ned is manipulated into killing Matty’s much older husband (Richard Crenna), the plan being that Ned’s knowledge of legal matters will enable both conspirators to escape scot-free. This might have been the case, had not Matty been infinitely craftier than the cloddish Ned.

The Last Seduction (1994), Friday, February 19 – Director John Dahl’s The Last Seduction is an updated film noir centering around a seductive, cheerfully lethal femme fatale. Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) talks her gullible, easily manipulated, doctor-husband Clay (Bill Pullman) into pulling off a $700,000 drug deal to pay off his gambling debts. But while Clay is in the shower, Bridget quietly leaves with the money. She ends up in a bar in a small town where she meets Mike (Peter Berg) and uses him to further her scheme to keep the money and get rid of her inconvenient husband.

Fridays, February 5, 12 & 19, 7pm

Box Office, Art Bar & Galleries Open at 6pm
Movie Screening at 7pm

Tickets
Members $7 [3-Movie Special $18]
Non-Members $10 [3-Movie Special $27]
Tickets available at the Box Office night
of screening or call CAC at 775-423-1440

Barkley Theatre, Oats Park Art Center
151 East Park Street · Fallon, Nev. 89406
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Call 775-423-1440

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Thank You Sponsors & Partners

Churchill Arts Council programs and activities are sponsored, in part, by: the National Endowment for the Arts; the City of Fallon; the Nevada Arts Council; the Fallon Post; Lahontan Valley News; the Fallon Convention & Tourism Authority; the Bretzlaff Foundation; Churchill County Federal Credit Union; the E. L. Cord Foundation; the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation; Berney Realty; Systems Consultants; the Nevada Commission on Tourism; Churchill County; CC Communications; and Holiday Inn Express.

Additional support has also been provided by the Depot / Widmer & Mills, CPAs; Mackedon-Law, PC; Fallon Nugget / Bonanza Inn & Casino / Fernley Nugget; the Southwest Gas Foundation; and the Cousie C. Nelson Endowment. The Churchill Arts Council proudly pours Great Basin Brewing Company’s Icky IPA and Outlaw Oatmeal Stout at all its events.

The free performances by Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and the Dusty 45s are presented in cooperation with the Mayor, City Council and City of Fallon. Additional support for the performances and conversations by Meklit and the Portland Cello Project has been provided by TourWest, a program of the Western States Arts Federation. Underwriting support for the performances by Meklit, the Portland Cello Project, and Quiana Lynell has been provided by Speedway Market. The readings and outreach activities by authors David Anthony Durham and Mindy Nettifee are presented in cooperation with the Churchill Library Association.

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