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NOIR CITY January 19-28 at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland, CA

NOIR CITY Returns to the Emerald City

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.

The Bitter Stems and The Beast Must Die on Flicker Alley

Two FNF Argentine restorations available on Blu‑ray/DVD

We are proud to announce the release of two FNF restorations as Blu‑ray/DVD combos from Flicker Alley: The Bitter Stems and The Beast Must Die, two classics of Argentine noir.. →  READ MORE

Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance now available

The FNF's restoration of Repeat Performance (1947) has been released in a beautiful Blu‑ray/DVD combo set that includes extensive special features. Order your copy now from Flicker Alley. + READ MORE

El vampiro negro

Blu‑ray/DVD of FNF restoration available

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

Two FNF restoration set

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

Eddie Muller - Anne Hockens  - Ask Eddie

Ask Eddie anything!

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.

Subscribe to our mailing list, so you can get your question answered.

The latest ASK EDDIE broadcast released on Facebook February 1 and on YouTube the following day.


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.

Donation Drive Winnners!

And the winner is...

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.


Cocktails and Noir

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.

Dark City, the
				Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller

Czar of Noir's Dark City available

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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