Tuesday, January 30th | 7:00pm-9:00pm | A Look Into Film Noir
Enter the astonishing, shadowy world of film noir - the dangerous women, the crimes, the mysteries, and the hard-boiled detectives. Join us for a talk about the history of noir, by discussing its origin, directors, stars, and showing examples of the films.
Class location: This class will take place at Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave F109, Rochester, NY 14607.
About the teacher:Maria Ciaccia is a film historian who has hosted film programs in partnership with American Cinematheque in Los Angeles and introduced films at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester, New York. After retiring from the world of opera and musical theater, Maria worked as a researcher, interviewer, and transcriber for authors Barry Paris, David Stenn, and Victoria Wilson on biographies of Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Louise Brooks, Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck, and the Tony Curtis autobiography. She has worked as a columnist for PEOPLE Magazine online, as well as a contributing editor to Hollywood Studio Magazine, Washington Times, World Times, Soaps in Depth, and several websites. Ciaccia also worked for the late producer Martin Poll (The Lion in Winter) in pre-production. With Derek McClellan, she participates in a weekly podcast, The Golden Age of Hollywood. As Founder and Director of Movie Memories (www.moviememories.net), Ciaccia has coordinated tributes to Orson Welles, Tyrone Power, Errol Flynn, and Sophia Loren throughout the country, as well as initiating a school program to familiarize students with classic film.
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