Shot on-location in New York City without the public's knowledge, Jules Dassin's double Academy Award winning film, The Naked City, is a document of city life in the late 40's mixed with a high-paced noir thriller. Screening Tuesday June 28th and Wednesday June 29th at 7:30pm as part of the 'True Crime New York' film series.
The Naked City Dir. Jules Dassin, 1948, 96 mins. "The Naked City," an Academy Award winning film, was largely shot on location throughout the streets of New York. Based on the story by Marvin Wald, "The Naked City" follows a police investigation of the murder of a young model. "The Naked City" offers a beautiful, gritty, timeless, semi-documentary portrait of the city and its people, leading the audience through a twisty murder investigation and causing hearts to beat faster as detectives race to close the case. Offering the juxtaposition of the "naked," corrupt, city and an everyday ho-hum cityscape, "The Naked City" is the proto-police procedural, and "Dragnet" and "Law and Order" are its children. This film (and the story that inspired it) is also where the phrase "8 million stories in a naked city and this is one of them" originated. Indeed.
About True Crime New York film series: From the victimless to the devastatingly brutal, crime is in New York City's bloodstream. A meditation on the complexity of "true" crime in the rotten apple -- from the Central Park Jogger Case to Giuliani Time, Bernie Goetz to Bernie Madoff. Ripped from the tabloid pages to the big screen True Crime New York is a quarterly film, speaker and performance series.
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