Noir City Film Festival starts tomorrow!

The 10th Annual Noir City Film Festival starts tomorrow in San Francisco, and Eddie Muller (the Czar of Noir) is pulling out all the stops. The festival runs January 20-29 at its traditional home, the Castro Theatre, and features films from the 1930s-1960s. For the uninitiated, the Film Noir Foundation is dedicated to “rescuing and restoring America’s Film Noir Heritage” and they put on this amazing festival every year. Here are a few highlights to keep in mind when buying your tickets:

  • Angie Dickinson in Person (for a live interview on her career): Saturday night, January 21
  • Laura (1944) with costumes by Bonnie Cashin: Sunday, January 22
  • A brand new 35mm print of 1949’s The Great Gatsby, starring Alan Ladd: Saturday night, January 28
  • A special 10th anniversary celebration, Everyone Comes to Eddie’s, a swanky, sexy, and slightly sinister soiree in which the Swedish American Hall is transformed into a vintage 1940s-era nightclub: Saturday night, January 28, 2012.
  • Noir City Tours of San Francisco: Sunday, Jan. 22 and Wednesday, Jan. 25.
  • The original Maltese Falcon (1931) and a Dashiell Hammett Marathon: Sunday, Jan 29
  • More amazing vintage films that you’ve never seen and aren’t available anywhere else

Sorry to get gushy here kids, but I love this festival and its always got some great gems (not to mention some pretty amazing costumes!). Double-features abound so you really get your money’s worth. But if you can swing it, the Passport ($120) may be the way to go. More details (and a list of films) are available here:

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