You might be able to quantify some/most/all of this, Dan:
--How many Gothic noirs focus on the primary male character as opposed to the primary female character?
--How many "period noirs" focus on the male character?
--How many noirs that feature big-name actresses are Gothic or period, as opposed to femme fatales or flawed characters? How many are being threatened with harm, punishment, etc. for being "too active" as characters (violating dictums of "a woman's place")?
Eddie showed a lot of women's noirs way back at NC2 (seems almost like a lifetime ago...) but most of those films from that festival are in the third category above.
It would be refreshing if we'd see some period/Gothic noirs in NC 16. So far as I can tell, there have been only five Gothic/period noirs in the NC lineup over the first fifteen years: GASLIGHT, IVY, THE SUSPECT, HANGOVER SQUARE and SO EVIL MY LOVE.
A good double bill would be MOSS ROSE (and Peggy C. is a fave of Eddie's) with THE LOST MOMENT (ditto for Susan Hayward).
But, there you go...I've gone and jinxed it again! :-)