The San Francisco Film Noir Festival returns to the majestic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, January 23 — February 1, 2009.
Making a special appearance at this year's festival will be 1950s favorite Arlene Dahl, who will appear for an onstage interview between screenings of two of her favorite films, made back-to-back in 1956: Slightly Scarlet (based on the novel Love's Lovely Counterfeit by James M. Cain) and the rarely screened femme-fatale classic Wicked as They Come.
The theme of this year's festival is Newspaper Noir, with many of the films set in the world of newspapers, or, in some cases, publishing or radio. Come see how mid-20th-century media stack up against today's fourth estate.
Programmers Eddie Muller and Anita Monga have made a special effort to have NOIR CITY's nightly double bills (and for the first time separate Saturday matinees) reflect the traditional programming of theaters in the 1940s. To that end, they sought out rare, legitimate B films—shorter movies that were intentionally made to fill out the second half of a double bill. "I think this will probably be as close as you're going to get to actually going to the movies in 1948," says Muller.
Friday, January 23
DEADLINE USA 7:30 SCANDAL SHEET 9:30
Saturday, January 24
BLIND SPOT 1:30 CHICAGO DEADLINE 3:00
PASSPORT HOLDERS RECEPTION FOR
ARELENE DAHL 6:00 - 7:00
Evening show with ARLENE DAHL IN PERSON!
WICKED AS THEY COME 7:00
SLIGHTLY SCARLET 9:30
Sunday, January 25
CRY OF THE HUNTED 1:00, 5:00, 9:20
ACE IN THE HOLE 2:45, 7:00
Monday, January 26
ALIAS NICK BEAL 7:30 NIGHT EDITOR 9:30
Tuesday, January 27
THE HARDER THEY FALL 7:30
JOHNNY STOOL PIGEON 9:30
Wednesday, January 28
WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS 7:30 SHAKEDOWN 9:30
Thursday, January 29
THE BIG CLOCK 7:30 STRANGE TRIANGLE 9:30
Friday, January 30
THE UNSUSPECTED 7:30 DESPERATE 9:30
Saturday, January 31
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT 2:00, 7:30
TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE 3:45, 9:20
Sunday, February 1
THE KILLERS 1:00, 7:00
SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS 3:15, 9:30
Tickets for NOIR CITY 7 are now available online through Brown Paper Tickets, including the Noir City Passport, your key to all NOIR CITY 7 events at the Castro Theater, from opening-night January 23 until the lights dim on Sunday, February 1.
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