CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
CIAC AND UALG LIBRARY ORGANIZE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION DEDICATED TO FILM NOIR
On October 4 2022, at 10 am, CIAC Film Studies Research Group and UAlg Library promote the conference Shadows of Film Noir. The event takes place in the Library’s Conference Room, at Gambelas Campus. On the same day, at 12 pm, also in the Gambelas Library, the exhibition Crime and Nightmare: The Film Noir in Hollywood Cinema (1941-1957) is unveiled. CIAC researcher Jorge Carrega is the exhibition curator.
Both conference and exhibition aim to promote cinema culture in the academic community—especially regarding the history and legacy of Film Noir, one of the most important cinematography periods in Hollywood. Since the 1940s, Film Noir has been a style through which innumerous filmmakers have translated their pessimistic vision of society.
The conference Shadows of Film Noir features interventions by CIAC researchers Ana Carvalho (“About François Truffaut’s pianist: tribute and deconstruction of noir”), João Carvalho (“Seven – The Seven Deadly Sins of David Fincher – a case of neo-noir film”), Jorge Carrega (“Berlin, Paris, Hollywood: the transnational identity of Film-noir”) and Marcelo Ribaric (“Asian post-noir cinema”). Special participation of Jeffrey Childs (Universidade Aberta), writer of the book Espelhos do Film-Noir [Mirrors of Film-Noir], who presents the communication “Baroque motifs in the Visual Art Of Film Noir”. The conference is moderated by CIAC researcher Ana Isabel Soares.
Patent until October 31, the exhibition Crime and Nightmare: The Film Noir in Hollywood Cinema (1941-1957) it illustrates—through bibliographic and videographic references—the classic period of American Film Noir (1941-1957), and highlights the contribution of German filmmakers in this period.
CIAC Film Studies Research Group aims to promote research, studies, debate, and spread knowledge about cinema, given the importance of the 7th Art in contemporary society. The group is organized in three research fields: “History(s) of Cinema in Portugal”; “Cinemas of the Mediterranean”; and “Cinema and other Arts”. It brings together CIAC researchers and collaborators, among them Ana Isabel Soares, António Costa Valente, Ana Alexandra Carvalho, Caroline Govari Nunes, Hugo Martins, João Carlos Firmino Carvalho, Maria Botana Vilar, William Pianco, Sara Vitorino Fernandez, and Jorge Carrega (group coordinator).