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Catch Up on Your Femme Fatales

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It's halfway through this series, but with an idea this glorious it's better late than never. Cinefamily is devoting it's Saturday Noir Matinees in June to a series called Femme Fatale Hall of Fame.

Upon reflection, femme fatales seem to be a thing of the past. Could that be true? Have we become scared of the femme fatale and her wiles, such that we no longer want her to exist, even onscreen? Or has Angelina Jolie so completely and terrifically dominated and rewritten the prototype that no one else can even come close to taking a crack at it?

Anyway, here are some descriptions of movies in the series already shown and upcoming to whet your palate, courtesy of the Cinefamily website:

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"No one dares weep once Joan Crawford gets it going in this one." "...a mad, cold-blooded beauty who will stop at absolutely nothing to possess successful novelist Richard Harland..."

"...its triangle of love-hate is so devoid of warmth that it threatens to crumble at any moment"

"Sultry siren Ann Savage plays one of the meanest femme fatales in the history of the genre, hurling acidic, barbed insults at Tom Neal..."

If that's not enough spice to entice you to get your ass to the theater, well, I don't know what will.

Cinefamily Femme Fatale Hall of Fame Series (remaining shows)
Saturday, 6/21 at 1:00pm: Rita Hayworth in Gilda
Saturday, 6/28 at 1:00pm: Ann Savage in Detour

Cinefamily is located at the Silent Movie Theater at 611 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Photo by mijori via Flickr

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