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Festival of the Future City presents:

The Naked City (1948)

Dir: Jules Dassin, 1948, USA, 96 mins, Cert: PG

Sun 20 October 2019 // 15:00

Tickets: £6 (full) / £5 (concession)

A police procedural partly filmed on location in the city of New York, this film follows two homicide detectives (Don Taylor and Barry Fitzgerald) as they investigate the murder of a model. The visual style was inspired by the unflinching images of city life depicted by press photographer Weegee, who was hired as a consultant on the film. City scenes include children swimming in the East River, horse-drawn carriages and push-carts on the Lower East Side and the elevated train running through Manhattan.

This film screens as part of our October/November noir season, and is part of the Festival of the Future City film programme:

This film screening is supported by the BFI.