Our 16th Annual Festival of Film Noir !!

Jul 19 to Jul 28
Friday to the following Sunday!

1940s to 1980s - 10 days of 5 double features in the dark amongst friends & strangers! - NO MATINEES

And it truly (and with feeling!) has been a deviously delightful 16 years now since our first cinematic diving dip into this enticing darkened corner of film fests! As the tradtion goes, we'll have  ten amazing nights of  film noir programming that spans nearly 50 years of choice tales on being sly, lowdown and not quite on the level!  And that's FIVE double features, friends - that means five opportunities to get the 2 movies for only one price deal!

Fri & Sat July 19 & 20: URGENT URBAN NOIR!

BLAST OF SILENCE (4:30, 8:30)

Absolutely eye-popping lost & found existential crime gem about an alienated hit-man featuring a finger-popping jazz score and beat-inspired interior monologue, all on location in an early 60s NYC!  [Dir. Allen Baron - 1961 - 77m]  VIEW A TRAILER 

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DARK CITY (6:15PM)

Charlton Heston stars in his first major Hollywood flick as a grifter on the hideout after he poker chumps a homicidal man's brother who kills himself.  Also starring TV's DRAGNET Jack Webb & Harry Morgan.  [Dir. William Dieterle - 1950 - 98m]  VIEW A TRAILER 

 

Sun & Mon July 21 & 22:  DOUGLAS SIRK NOIR!

LURED (4:15, 8:45) 

Lucille Ball (!) is a distraught dancer in this London serial killer atmospheric period piece as the police devised bait for a poem writing, personal ads enticing murderer.  [Dir. Douglas Sirk - 1947 - 103m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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SLEEP MY LOVE (6:30PM)

A deviously delicious "gaslight" themed noir creatively done as a wealthy young woman awakens aboard a Boston-bound train with no memory of how she got there and soon is told she threatened her husband with a gun before leaving.  Starring Claudette Colbert, Don Ameche & Robert Cummings.  [Dir. Douglas Sirk - 1948 - 97m]

 

Tues & Wed July 23 & 24:  THE ENIGMATIC WOMAN NOIR!

MYSTERY STREET (4:30, 8:45)

A bargirl involved with a married man ends up on a Cape Cod shore & a local police officer and forsenics expert must solve the twisted tale before an innocent is killed.  Starring Ricardo Montalban with superb John Alton cinematography.  [Dir. John Sturges - 1950 - 93m] VIEW A TRAILER  

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LADY IN THE LAKE (6:30PM)

From Raymond Chandler's novel, private eye Phillip Marlowe (Robert Montgomery also in his directorial debut) wants to get out of the detective racket and into crime writing but is called in to locate the missing wife of a local publisher.  Filmed with a subjective camera -- almost entirely from Marlowe's point of view! Also starring noir niblet Audrey Totter.  [Dir. Robert Montgomery - 1947 - 105m] VIEW A TRAILER 

 

Thurs & Fri July 25 & 26:  FRENCH MELVILLE NOIR!

TWO MEN IN MANHATTAN (4:30, 8:45)

Set against a smokey jazz score and featuring stunning black and white cinematography that beautifully captures the gritty streets at night, this is director Melville’s love letter to New York City and homage to the American Film Noir!  Two French journalists (Jean Pierre Melville and Pierre Grasset!) in New York City search for a missing United Nations diplomat.  [Dir. Jean Pierre Melville - 1959 - 85m - France - in French w/English subtitles]  VIEW A TRAILER

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LE SAMOURAI (6:30PM)

Action movie master John Woo's favorite movie!  Living the premeditated sterile life, a hitman's (Alain Delon) last assignment leaves him under the surveillance of the police. His boss now has him marked for death, making him a man on the run from everyone.  [Dir. Jean Pierre Melville - 1967 - 107m - France - in French w/English subtitles] VIEW A TRAILER

 

Sat & Sun July 27 & 28:  MICKEY ROURKE & JOE PESCI NOIR!

JOHNNY HANDSOME (4:15, 8:45)

After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster (Mickey Rourke) gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms. From the director of THE WARRIORS and 48 HOURS.  [Dir. Walter Hill - 1989 - 96m]   VIEW A TRAILER

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THE PUBLIC EYE (6:30PM)

Based on the famed NY Daily News crime photographer Weegee, Joe Pesci plays a freelance photographer on nearly every murder scene for the NYC tabloids of the 1940s.  Inevitably (it had to happen!), a gorgeous nightclub owner (Barbara Hershey) & the ensuing mob put him in the crosshairs.  [  Dir. Howard Franklin - 1992 - 99m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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