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noir.jpgExperience "film noir" and enter an underworld of crooked cops, smooth-talking con men, and sultry femme fatales at the Centennial Hall program, Detectives Dames and the Dark World of Film Noir.

Monday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.
Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eight Street

Special guest speaker Jack Rhodes, Ph.D, author and retired professor of Miami University of Ohio, shares insights on the film genre as an art form, its statements on society, and the influence noir has had on the film industry. The 1945 noir classic Fallen Angel will be shown with commentary and discussion.

Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served.

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Sidney Poitier Wins the Oscar for Best Actor

Sidney Poitier.jpgOn April 13, 1964, at the 36th annual Academy Awards ceremony, Sidney Poitier became the first African-american to win an Oscar for Best Actor. In the film Lilies of the Field, Poitier portrays an unemployed construction worker who is hired by a group of Eastern European nuns to help them build a chapel in the desert.

In 1967, Poitier was the top box office star of the year, due to the success of his films To Sir, With Love, In the Heat of the Night, and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Born in Miami to parents from the Bahamas, Poitier has served as the Bahamian ambassador to Japan since 1997.

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