Adaptations of tales by Patricia Highsmith, Vera Caspary, Dorothy B. Hughes, and others reveal the dark side of "women's writing." Visit the website for details.
Women and crime make for a dynamic combination and BAMPFA’s program of films, based on stories by a bevy of hard-boiled female crime writers, certainly bears that out. Patricia Highsmith is at the top of the list. Her novels were the source for Hitchcock’s “Strangers on a Train” and “Purple Noon,” which was inspired by “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” whose amoral chameleon protagonist, embodied by an animalistic Alain Delon, uses sex as his currency.