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FILM NOIR UK

Launched in 2021 by South West Silents, FILM NOIR UK is the first dedicated film organisation in the United Kingdom celebrating the ever influential world of Film Noir.

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Upcoming Events

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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    Watershed
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    Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
    A special 80th Anniversary screening of John Huston's classic adaptation of The Maltese Falcon (1941).
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  • La Chienne (1931)
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    Arnolfini
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    Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
    Jean Renoir's adaptation of Georges de La Fouchardières'novel and by André Mouëzy-Éon would later influence Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street (1945).
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  • The Mark of Zorro (1920)
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    Arnolfini
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    Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
    Classed as the world’s first action adventure film, Fred Niblo’s The Mark of Zorro (1920) not only gave birth to a genre but established a new persona for star Douglas Fairbanks.
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  • The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
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    Bristol Cathedral
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    Bristol Cathedral, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK
    A season of silent film screenings celebrating 100 years since the beginning of the 1920s, the final decade of the silent era, continues with this unique and rare screening of the brand new restoration of the action-packed drama, The Last of the Mohicans (1920).
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  • The Eagle (1925)
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    Arnolfini
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    Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
    Based on the novel “Dubrovsky” by Alexander Pushkin the great silent-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino departs from his onscreen persona of a Latin lover and delivers one of the most nuanced and powerful performances of his career.
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Film Noir UK Advisory Panel

Film Noir UK is lucky enough to have a special advisory panel made up of film historians, critics and writers. The panel are key supporters and advisors in telling the history and development of Film Noir.

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Dr Amy Sargeant

Dr. Amy Sargeant studied at the Universities of Cambridge, London, and Bristol. Formerly a production designer in film and television and now teaches for Fordham University in London. Amy has written extensively on British cinema, being the co-editor of British Historical Cinema (Routledge, 2002) and the author of British Cinema: A Critical History (BFI, 2005) as well as the BFI Classic book dedicated to The Servant (BFI Bloomsbury, 2011).

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Matthew Sweet

A writer and broadcaster with a doctorate in Wilkie Collins. Matthew presents BBC Radio 3's Sound of Cinema and Freethinking as well as The Philosopher's Arms and The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4. He is the author of The West End Front, Inventing the Victorians, Operation Chaos and Shepperton Babylon which he adapted as a film for BBC Four.


Matthew's TV programmes include Silent Britain, A Brief History of Fun, The Age of Excess, Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies and The Rules of Film Noir.

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Pamela Hutchinson

With us since our founding, Alex Smith is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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Christina Newland

Christina Newland is a journalist on film, pop culture and boxing at VICE, Sight & Sound, BBC, MUBI, Empire, and others. Her first book, an edited anthology called She Found It at the Movies: Women Writers on Sex, Desire and Cinema, was published in March 2020.

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Kulraj Phullar

Kulraj Phullar is a PhD student at King's College London. His thesis examines the figure of the 'good girl' in Hollywood films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s.

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Andrew Kelly

Andrew Kelly is Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership, Festival of Ideas and Festival of the Future City. 


He is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England and has published 15 books on issues ranging from film and cinema history to Brunel and engineering, the future of cities and 100 years of Bristol aerospace.

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Kris Ward

Kris Ward joined South West Silents with the vision and drive to improve upon our Arts Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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Alex Smith

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Alex Smith is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.