Vancouver Week in Widescreen: Outdoor movies and film noir

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      FILM NOIR  The Cinematheque is back at it with this latest celebration of American cinema at its seamy and stylish best. A musical “courtyard wingding” serves as the official opening for this year's film noir series on Thursday (August 3), followed by screenings of Double Indemnity and (the Sam Fuller–penned) Night Editor. Look for The Maltese Falcon, Kiss Me Deadly, and Gun Crazy in the coming weeks.

      THE BLACKCOAT'S DAUGHTER  Directed by Oz (son of Tony) Perkins, this highly praised thriller comes to the Vancity Theatre for two nights, on Friday and Sunday (August 4 and 6).

      LES BONS DEBARRAS  The tale of a 13-year-old hellion bent on keeping mom all to herself, one of the all-time classics of Canadian film gets a free screening at the Cinematheque on Wednesday (August 9).

      CINEMA IN THE PARK  The Harmony Arts Festival brings a series of outdoor screenings to the West Vancouver Community Foundation Stage in John Lawson Park, starting on Friday (August 4) with Hidden Figures, followed by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (August 5), Zootopia (August 6), From Russia With Love (August 7), Jurassic Park (August 8), and In the Heat of the Night (August 9).