Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mystery writer Benoit talks noir at Eastman screening

Charles Benoit, an acclaimed mystery writer from Rochester, will talk about film noir and writing noir fiction during a Thursday night appearance at the George Eastman House, Rochester.

Mystery writer Benoit talks noir at Eastman screening

ROCHESTER — Mystery writer Charles Benoit will help George Eastman House, 900 East Ave., continue its film series Thursday that celebrates the stylish crime dramas that defined film noir.

Benoit, a Rochester native and Edgar Award-nominated writer, will talk about the film noir genre long-associated with the detective movies of the 1940s and 1950s and writing noir fiction as part of the evening which begins at 7 p.m., and includes a screening of "Dark Passage." Benoit will also answer audience questions and sign copies of his books.

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