Savor Jules Dassin's dazzling 1948 film noir The Naked City on the Museum’s Terrace as part of our outdoor film screening series, Moonlight & Movies.
Long before Stanley Kubrick cemented his reputation as an iconic yet enigmatic filmmaker, before 2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange, he joined Look magazine as a staff photographer at the age of 17. It was while on assignment for Look that Kubrick had his first glimpse behind the scenes of a film shoot when he took photos on the set of Jules Dassin’s The Naked City (1948) for an unpublished feature. Inspired by our upcoming exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, we take a fresh look at this breathtakingly vivid film noir, which stirred Kubrick's nascent fascination with film.
Introduction by author, filmmaker, and architect James Sanders to precede the screening.