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NEO-NOIR

Neo-noir is the reimagining of the genre of film noir, which was a term was coined by French film critic Nino Frank in 1946, for movies that had an emphasis on criminal psychology, violence, and the breaching of a previously steadfast moral system. The Dreamland presents five films representing the new noir. 

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Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston. 

Runtime: 100 min. 

DRIVE 2011

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he’s been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene’s husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver’s help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

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BLOOD SIMPLE 1984

The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.

Thursday, November 10

Friday, November 11

Director: Joel Coen

Starring: Frances McDormand, John Getz, Dan Hedaya. 

Runtime: 97 min.

 
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SUTURE 1993

Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father’s funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill him with a car bomb and pass the corpse off as his own, planning to start a new life elsewhere with his father’s inheritance. But Clay survives the blast and has his face, memory and identity restored in hospital… but are they the right ones?

Friday, November 18

Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel. 

Starring: Dennis Haysbert, Mel Harris, Sab Shimono. 

Runtime: 96 min. 

 
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Director: David Lynch

Starring: Patricia Arquette, Bill Pullman, Balthazar Getty. 

Runtime: 134 min. 

LOST HIGHWAY 1997

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Wednesday, November 16

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BOUND 1996

Sparks fly when Violet (Jennifer Tilly) sets eyes on Corky (Gina Gershon) in an elevator. Violet is the girlfriend of a violent gangster, Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), while Corky is fresh out of prison and doing renovations on the apartment next door. As the two women launch into a passionate love affair, they assemble an intricate plan for Violet to escape from Caesar, with two million dollars of the mob's money -- but the important part is to make it out alive.

Friday, November 25

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Director: Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Starring: Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano. 

Runtime: 105 min.