Studio at 620



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Thrill to classic films, live radio dramas and a presentation of graphic novels - all of which incorporate this dark artistic side of society...

Studio@620, one of the area’s newest cultural and artistic endeavours, expands its cutting edge programming to include a slate of over 20 films culled from the golden age of film noir.

Included in the lineup are classics such as Double Indemnity and The Big Sleep, and lesser known examples of the genre, like Detour, the classic B-film directed by cult director Edgar G. Ulmer, which has been cited by filmmakers such as Godard and Luc Bresson as an example of sublime filmmaking. A selection of international films are included, including the opening night film, Rififi, the classic French caper by Jules Dassin that was banned for 30 years due to its explicit drug use, violence and a groundbreaking 17 minute silent sequence that depicts in real time how to pull off a jewelry heist. An evening of Japanese film noir encompasses 40 years in two films: Akira Kurosawa’s 1949 masterpiece Stray Dog, and Takeshi “Beat” Kitano’s hyper-stylized “Violent Cop” from 1989.


program, St. Petersburg (Fla.), art, film noir




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