The Rick Nicita Gallery

Current Exhibit

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Film Noir

The term “film noir” was coined by post-war French critics who used it to connect a group of American films produced mostly between 1940 and 1960. These movies were often of different genres—detective stories, murder mysteries, melodramas, family sagas and even westerns—but they were united by themes of greed, lust and violence, corruption and betrayal, loss and alienation. The most striking aspect of these films was the dramatic look they presented and the cinematic stories they told. The Wesleyan Cinema Archives is pleased to share posters and lobby cards from the iconic film noir period, representing some of Hollywood’s most creative, innovative and visually stunning films.



During the school year:
Fridays and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.
and by appointment

Summer and school vacations:
By appointment only

Nicita Gallery

The Rick Nicita Gallery is located in:
Center for Film Studies
Wesleyan University
301 Washington Terrace
Middletown, CT 06459

Information: 860 685-2220