FEATURED PRESENTER Stacy Davies, MPW, is an award-winning arts and culture journalist in Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire, and a film historian at UC Riverside Extension and the University of Phoenix. UCR Osher instructor since 2009. 17 UCR OSHER PRESENTS Femme Fatales of the Forties A Summer Film Series Tuesdays July 10–24 1–4 p.m. July 10 The Letter (1940) An early foray into Noir, this Best Picture Oscar nominated film stars Bette Davis as a coolly calculating murderer whose victims fall prey to her beguiling charms under a hypnotic Singapore moon. July 17 Born to Kill (1947) Dubbed “the Queen of Noir,” Claire Trevor stars as a socialite psychopath who meets her match — and soul mate — in murdering drifter Lawrence Tierney in this cult film favorite that astonished critics at the time and still packs a powerful punch today. July 24 Out of the Past (1947) Considered one of the greatest Film Noirs ever made, this mind-boggling masterpiece stars Jane Greer as a glamorous, ruthless Femme Fatale who gets her hooks into drifter Robert Mitchum and tumbles him through exotic adultery in Puerto Vallarta, and icy intrigue in Lake Tahoe. Also starring Kirk Douglas. UCR Extension Center 1200 University Ave. In the 1940’s, women reigned supreme in Hollywood, and a feature could be built and marketed on the lead actress alone. Thanks to film noir, audiences were introduced to an entirely new type of woman in the 40s: the Femme Fatale. The 2018 series of ‘Femme Fatales of the Forties’ films is hosted by UCR Extension and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. In addition to the full screenings of three major films, clips and photos of the other femme fatales will be featured with an in-depth discussion of their pop culture significance during their time — and our own. Film Series 2018 REGISTRATION FEES $35 full series Section: 181-CCS-300 Enrollment is limited. To reserve your place, select from the list on page 19 or call (951) 827-4105 or go to www.extension.ucr. edu/osher