Noir City 9 in San Francisco & Fritz Lang Festival in NYC
For those in the Bay Area of California and in NYC with a taste for some original Film Noir, perhaps whetted by our own L.A. Noire – there’s a couple of quite worthwhile events to let you know about.
In San Francisco, starting today and continuing on for 10 days through Sunday, January 30th – the 9th annual Noir City San Francisco Film Noir Festival will be underway (the annual Los Angeles edition happens later this spring) at the Castro Theater. “This year’s edition of the world’s greatest film noir festival invites you to mix and mingle with NOIR CITY’s most damaged and disturbed denizens. Here you’ll find all kinds of crazy––born crazy, driven crazy, and not as crazy as they seem—in 24 fantastic films over 10 deranged days.” Including some choice flicks from that seminal year of 1947 such as “High Wall”, “They Won’t Believe Me”, and “A Double Life” and many more, if you’re in the Bay Area it’s a great way to get well acquainted with the spirit and era of Noir. Check out www.noircity.com for more info.
And in NYC, at the Film Forum repertory theater, starting a week from today on January 28th will be a special two-week retrospective of legendary director Fritz Lang’s Hollywood period of filmmaking. Known primarily for his silent and European-made classics, “Metropolis” and “M” – Fritz Lang also is responsible for a few of Film Noir’s definitive entries, namely “The Big Heat” (1953) and “Scarlet Street” (1945) starring Edward G. Robinson, both playing next weekend. For the whole schedule, check out http://www.filmforum.org/films/lang.html.
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