Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
See AGENDA as it was meant to be.
In black and white.
Reception at 6:00PM
Movie begins at 7:00PM
In the classic tradition of the "film noir" genre, Agenda is the story of three lives are drawn together in what appears to be a favorable twist of fate. When favor turns to a sordid game of lust, greed and revenge, it becomes apparent that everyone has their own agenda.
About Film Noir.
Film Noir (literally 'black film or cinema') was coined by French film critics (first by Nino Frank in 1946) who noticed the trend of how 'dark', downbeat and black the looks and themes were of many American crime and detective films released in France to theaters following the war, such as The Maltese Falcon (1941), Murder, My Sweet (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), The Woman in the Window (1944), and Laura (1944).
A wide range of films reflected the resultant tensions and insecurities of the time period, and counter-balanced the optimism of Hollywood's musicals and comedies. Fear, mistrust, bleakness, loss of innocence, despair and paranoia are readily evident in noir, reflecting the 'chilly' Cold War period when the threat of nuclear annihilation was ever-present. The criminal, violent, misogynistic, hard-boiled, or greedy perspectives of anti-heroes in film noir were a metaphoric symptom of society's evils, with a strong undercurrent of moral conflict, purposelessness and sense of injustice.
Writer-producer-director Jonathan de la Luz, who will be in attendance for a Q&A, brings a contemporary spin to the genre with one part cinematic inspiration and one part dramatic-corniness.
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