Free Online Film Course from Ball State University and Turner Classic Movies!

  • May 21, 2015



Want to spend some time becoming an expert in classic cinema this summer?

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Ball State University have partnered to bring you Into the Darkness: Investigating Film Noir, a free online study of the hard-boiled Hollywood crime drama set to run concurrently with TCM’s “Summer of Darkness” programming event, airing 24 hours of films noir every Friday in June and July.

The course is open to movie lovers of all ages, and will be taught by Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director of Ball State’s iLearn Research and a recognized film noir expert. “As an educator I am excited to coordinate Ball State’s learning opportunities with TCM’s programming efforts to present students with a rare opportunity to engage with the material and genre,” Edwards says. “With ‘Summer of Darkness,’ we can bring together a worldwide community of film noir students, to investigate and discuss these great films in depth.”

Turner Classic Movies is DIRECTV channel 256.

For more information, or to enroll, visit the Investigating Film Noir web site.

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—Stephen Vincent D’Emidio