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Iconic Movie Posters of the Noir Era Come to SU

Published on August 25, 2014

• Turner Class Movies host Eddie Muller to discuss select films


Film Noir Posters coming to Susquehanna University

A unique collection of vintage movie posters will be on exhibition in Susquehanna University’s Lore Degenstein Gallery from Aug. 30 through Oct. 3. The exhibition, titled Between Midnight and Dawn, Midcentury Noir and Crime Film Posters, focuses on the captivating genre of noir and crime films. Film scholar, author and Turner Classic Movies host Eddie “The Czar of Noir” Muller will discuss classic film noir and the movie posters featured in the exhibition at the opening reception from 7–9 p.m. Aug. 30.

Posters for the exhibition have been selected from the personal collections of Muller and exhibition curator Mark Fertig, associate professor and chair of the Department of Art at Susquehanna. The noir and crime film genre gained international popularity in the 1940s and ’50s. Many of the posters feature drawn and painted art rather than photographic images, and many sketches are in fact based on photographs.

Muller and Fertig have compiled an impressive collection of 80 unique images that represent the style of the era. The exhibition’s opening on Aug. 30 will be preceded by a presentation of two classic noir films in Degenstein Center Theater: This Gun for Hire, presented by Fertig at 2:30 p.m., and The Prowler, presented by Muller at 5 p.m.

Located in the Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center, the Lore Degenstein Gallery brings exhibitions by both professional and student artists to members of Susquehanna University and surrounding communities. The gallery, which is wheelchair-accessible, is open from noon to 4 p.m. daily. All gallery events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 570-372-4059 or visit www.susqu.edu/art_gallery.

 

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