A link at "our" Noir of the Week blog site referencing the upcoming Roxie Theatre show honoring actress Andrée Clément (1918-1954) on Thursday, July 26--an event that our trailer for the event (available at Vimeo) terms "a centennial resurrection."
Andrée Clément and Pierre Fresnay in LA FILLE DU DIABLE
Attendees at the press screening earlier this week at the Roxie were raving about Clément's performances in both films--LA FILLE DU DIABLE aka THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER (1946) and MACADAM aka BACK STREETS OF PARIS (1946). These two films not only showcase the talents of Clément (whose health would soon derail what was seen as a uniquely promising career) but signal the new direction French noir would take after WWII.
The event, billed as THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT's MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE, brings together these films to showcase Clément and whet the appetite of the audience for the fifth annual French noir featival (November 15-20), which will focus on French noir in the 1950s. Stay tuned for more info on that, which will be forthcoming in the near future...