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French Film Noir at Seattle Art Musuem

If you're looking to add a more continental and cosmopolitan flavor to the next few months of your film viewing life, SAM's latest film series Love Crimes: Forty Years of French Film Noir starts next Thursday, April 3rd. Rene Clement's Purple Noon (starring Alain Delon as Tom Ripley) kicks off ten weeks of film spanning five decades, including One Deadly Summer with Isabelle Adjani and Claude Charbrol's Merci Pour Le Chocolat. An appropriate subtitle for this series would be the Isabelle Huppert Retrospective. She stars in half the films, including the Seattle premiere of Private Property, in which she plays a divorcee dealing with mounting tensions and secrets surrounding her twin boys and their family home. That film ends the series on June 5th. Tickets for the series are on sale now here at Scarecrow: $58 for members of SAM, SIFF, MOHAI and The Warren Report and $65 for the general public. Visit SAM's website for more information.