NOIR CITY Seattle returns to SIFF Cinema Egyptian February 16-22 for its 16th year. The festival will feature seven days of thematically linked bills, pairing foreign-language films with movies made in the United States and United Kingdom. FNF prez Eddie Muller will host all shows February 16–18, then pass the hosting honors over to acclaimed mystery novel authors Vince and Rosemarie Keenan (“Renee Patrick”) February 19–22.
At the opening night reception, Friday, February 16, 5:00 PM, you can enjoy a libation at the Noir Bar and bask in the musical stylings of the Casey MacGill Trio. The festival screenings kick off at 6:00 PM with our most recent restoration, Never Open That Door (Argentina, 1952), comprising a duo of suspense stories from the pen of Cornell Woolrich. Highlighted by the incredible cinematography of Pablo Tabernero, it features masterful sequences of spine-tingling suspense.
On Saturday, February 17 at 5:00 PM we’ll celebrate the release of Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar, with a special book signing event in partnership with University Book Store. Copies of the book will be available on site for sale, along with other Film Noir Foundation merchandise. Schedule, tickets and passes available on the SIFF website. Please note that the screenings are separate entries and not double features.
Argentine director Román Viñoly Barreto's El vampiro negro (The Black Vampire) is available from Flicker Alley in a deluxe Blu‑ray/DVD edition. A virtually unknown remake of Fritz Lang's seminal 1931 thriller M, this 1953 Argentine noir is a female-centered take on the tale. + READ MORE
The FNF funded restorations of two 1947 film noirs, The Guilty and High Tide are now available for pre-order in a beautiful Blu‑ray/DVD combo set that includes extensive special features from Flicker Alley. + READ MORE
Did you know that The Film Noir Foundation livestreams every two weeks on our Facebook page in which Eddie Muller answers questions submitted by our e‑mail subscribers? All previous broadcasts are available on our YouTube broadcast archives page.
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NOIR CITY: Seattle: Feb 16-22
SIFF Cinema Egyptian, Seattle, WA
NOIR CITY: Hollywood: Mar 22-31
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA
NOIR CITY: Boston: Jun 14-16
The Brattle, Cambridge, MA
NOIR CITY: Portland: Jul 19-21
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR
NOIR CITY: Chicago: Sep 6-12
Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL
NOIR CITY: Detroit: Sep 20-22
Redford Theatre, Detroit, MI
NOIR CITY: D.C.: Oct 11-24
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
NOIR CITY: Philadelphia: Nov 15-17
The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA
*Other U.S. cities will be added as festival dates are confirmed.
Here are the winners of the Film Noir Foundation's NOIR CITY Magazine #39 donation drive held January 10-15, 2024:
★ The four winners of the five NOIR CITY Magazine - digital - back issues — #17, #19, #22, #24, #28 — are Donald Kouba, Oak Forest, IL; Donna Cermak, East Northpoint, NY, Donald Teel, Winnipeg, Canada, Georg Fietz, Zurich, Switzerland
★ The winner of Graham Chaffee’s To Have and To Hold and a copy of Eddie Muller’s Gun Crazy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema and a new 2024 NOIR CITY t-shirt. April Campbell, Ann Arbor, MI; Ioannis Gigis, Thessaloniki, Greece
★ The winner of two Blu-ray/DVDs from Flicker Alley – The Guilty/High Tide (1947) and Woman on the Run (1950) and copy of the Fantagraphics hard-cover book It’s All One Case: The Illustrated Ross MacDonald Archives and a new 2024 NOIR CITY t-shirt: Douglas K. Tursman, Takoma Park, MD
★ The winners of the NOIR CITY Passport to the NOIR CITY 21 film festival, January 19–28, 2024 at Oakland’s Grand Theatre: Peter Rist, Quebec, Canada; Gary Ostroff, Teaneck, NJ. Your passports will be available for pickup at the Grand Lake Theatre box office on opening night.
★ The four new-subscriber winners of the five NOIR CITY Magazine back issues -- #17, #19, #22, #24, #28 -- are: Robert Leeds, Oakland, CA; Sandra Lawrence, London, England; Lisa Gersh, New York, NY; Sarah Rea, Springfield, MO
★ The new-subscriber winner of Flicker Alley’s Blu-ray/DVD releases of two FNF restorations -- Woman on the Run with Ann Sheridan and Dennis O’Keefe and Trapped with Lloyd Bridges and Barbara Payton: Bill Cook, Vallejo, CA
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Film Noir Foundation! A reminder that anyone who contributes $20 or more to the FNF and signs up our mailing list always receives a free year's subscription to NOIR CITY e-magazine. Contributors may receive additional FNF thank you gifts depending on the amount of the donation.
FNF prez Eddie Muller's newest book, NOIR BAR: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir combines two of his greatest passions, film noir and cocktails.
In the words of the author, "Noir Bar offers a booze-based excursion through America's most popular film genre, pairing easy-to-master recipes with the kind of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that I like to include in my film intros and books." Some of the drinks are the ones being imbibed on screen and some are named after the films, the characters or the actors themselves. The recipes came from a variety of sources including Ernest Hemmingway and Sam Fuller. Some were even created by Eddie himself. Eddie also draws on his past as a bartender to coach you on the supplies and the techniques you will need to create these libations in your own home. The book is stylishly laid out and filled with movie stills, poster art, behind-the-scenes images, and cocktail photography. The book is available from Running Press.
The revised and expanded edition of FNF prez and Noir Alley host Eddie Muller's Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir is now available for purchase from the TCM Shop or your favorite bookseller. + READ MORE
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