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Extra Credit!

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
For our June Extra Credit! screening, we’re proud to present DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1994).  Before the film, Mark Berrettini, Professor of Film Studies at Portland State University, will give a short presentation on the film and its place in the neo-noir period film canon.

DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1994) Carl Franklin’s elegant, intelligent adaptation of Walter Mosley’s novel centers on Second World War veteran Easy Rawlins (Denzel Washington), hired to find a politician’s fiancée rumored to hang out in Los Angeles’ Black bars, and subsequently suspected of murder. A pleasingly labyrinthine tale of deceit and betrayal, enhanced by its subtle treatment of race and by the uniformly fine performances of an excellent cast, which includes Jennifer Beals, Don Cheadle and Tom Sizemore.
Director: Carl Franklin
Run time: 142 mins
Format: DCP

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