The Naked City by Jules Dassin (1948, 95 min.). The film opens with a sweeping aerial tracking shot over Manhattan, and as day turns to night, the narrator tells us this is “a story of the city itself.” Police detectives attempt to track down a killer, but finding him in a city of eight million people proves challenging. Using more than 100 city locations, The Naked City borrows from the noir and documentary traditions, creating a riveting portrait of a city that feels the weight of WWII and the Cold War on its shoulders.

New York City: A Muse for Modern Art

Optional Film: The Naked City

Next Session: This event is closed.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
$7MFA members, seniors, and students
Ticket Purchase Required
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