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Brattle Film Podcast e44

101 min • On the occasion of The Brattle’s 2021 Thanksgiving program of Film Noir and Noir-adjacent movies celebrating their 75th anniversaries, Ivy, Ned, Alissa, and Ian dive deep into the genre most closely associated with The Brattle. We explore the history of Film Noir, what we each think constitutes a true Noir picture, and why there is so much debate about this distinctive style of filmmaking through a number of movies released in 1946, the year the term “Film Noir” was coined.

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The Brattle Film Podcast is the official podcast of Boston’s unofficial film school: The Brattle Theatre. Join Ivy, Ned, Alissa, and Ian as they discuss the latest virtual and theatrical releases, festival programming, upcoming series, Brattle news, and more, every month on The Brattle Film Podcast. Comments, questions, and feedback always welcome at

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