Double-crossing dames, hip-shot blasts, punchy dialogue and espionage pulp tales told with high-contrast cinematography — we’re talking film noir, or Hollywood’s indelible motion picture genre. When your local movie house screens these unforgettable pictures it’s time to grab your fedora, pack of smokes and delve into the eloquently lurid masterpieces. Brace for it Tucson, this cold-steel movie magic will grace your mainstay art-house for the next five weeks.
The Loft Cinema, located at 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., kicks off its Film Noir series, on Wednesday, March, 2, with Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat starring Gloria Grahame, Glenn Ford and Lee Marvin — and since 1953, piping-hot coffee has never looked the same to some gangsters.
The series continues throughout the month of March, providing Old Pueblo audiences thrill rides ranging from Cold War spy games to a fatalistic yarn based on a short story penned by Ernest Hemingway.
For more details about the films including trailers and ticket prices check out The Loft’s website here. Don’t let these pictures slip away or risk allowing rival cinema crews to get the drop on you.