Start the dark days of winter with a four-part fim noir series at the Fayetteville Public Library.  Every Saturday in January a classic from the film noir genre will be shown in the Walker Community Room at 2:00, followed by a brief discussion.

Benjamin Meade is an award winning filmmaker with a career spanning from the 1970s to current day.  His work has screened at more than 170 film festivals worldwide including Sundance, Hotdocs, Tribeca, Hot Springs, Austin, Berlin, Paris, Silverdocs, and Toronto.  He earned his PhD in Theater and Film from the University of Kansas.  He became interested in Film Noir at a young age as he juxtaposed their structure with early horror films as both genres borrowed techniques from German Expressionism. He is a fellow of the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image and Adjunct Professor of Film Studies at The University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.  His latest book is entitled "Experimental Film: The Missing Frames" by Avila University Press and his films can be researched at  His new film studio in Fayetteville is Cosmic Cowboy Studio and will open Spring 2019.

The series is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

January 5:  The Maltese Falcon

January 12:  The Woman in the Window

January 19:  Double Indemnity

January 26:  Touch of Evil