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17th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR Returns!!

Jul 23 to Aug 1
Friday to the following Sunday!

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

And it really (and with a lot o' feeling!) has been a deviously delightful 17 years now (not counting the dang Pandemic!) since our first cinematic diving down into this enticingly darkened corner of film fests! As the tradtion goes, we'll be projecting ten amazing nights of  film noir programming onto cinema screen that spans nearly 50 years of tantalizingly bent tales on being crooked, shifty 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 23 & 24:  "TOUGH GUY MANNY" EDWARD  G. ROBINSON NOIR!

THE RED HOUSE (3:30, 8:30)

An old man (Edward G. Robinson) and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandoned farmhouse, located deep in the woods. A fantastically lensed & lit, moody, backwoods supernatural, psychological thriller!  [Dir. Delmer Daves - 1947 - 100m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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KEY LARGO (6PM)

A returning veteran tangles with a ruthless gangster during a hurricane in this John Huston claustrophobic tense crime thriller classic starring Bogie, Bacall, Robinson and Lionel Barrymore!.  [Dir. John Huston - 1948 - 101m]  VIEW A TRAILER 

 

Sun & Mon July 25 & 26:  "COOL, SMOKEY-VOICED SEDUCTRESS" LIZABETH SCOTT NOIR!

TOO LATE FOR TEARS (3:30, 8:30)

A married woman's discovery of stolen money changes her character for the worse as she (Lizabeth Scott) then kills her husband and plots her getaway with a no-good private eye (Dan Duryea).   [Dir. Byron Haskin - 1949 - 99m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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DEAD RECKONING (6PM)

A tough veteran (Humphrey Bogart) sets out to solve his war buddy's murder.  He encounters cover-ups, threats to his own life and deadly femme fatale Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott).  [Dir. John Cromwell - 1947 - 100m]  VIEW A TRAILER

 

Tues & Wed July 27 & 28:  THE "WHAT HAPPENED?" NOIR!

THE LIMPING MAN (4pm, 8:15)

An American (a very oddball entertaining Lloyd Bridges) returns to his London lover (Moira Lister) and joins the search for a limping sniper.  [Dir. Charles De Lautour - 1953 - 76m]

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (6pm)

 A seductive woman (Joan Bennett) gets an innocent professor (Edward G. Robinson) mixed up in murder.  A masterful clockwork of determinism film noir from Fritz Lang's rich American period.  [Dir. Fritz Lang - 1944 - 99m] VIEW A TRAILER 

Thurs & Fri July 29 & 30:  THE ROAD NOIR!

DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (4pm, 8pm)

A mechanic (an uptight frazzled Mickey Rooney) gets caught up with the mob when he falls for a gangster's (Kevin McCarthy) girlfriend.  Great nocturnal beachouse scenery,  coastal highways and sleek West Coast architecture in this  [Dir. Richard Quine - 1954 - 83m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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HIGHWAY DRAGNET (6pm)

An ex-Marine (Richard Conte) accused of murder hitches a ride with a photographer (Joan Bennett) and her model (Wanda Hendrix).   Top-notch direction by cult filmmaker Nathan Juran (The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad, Jack the Giant Killer) and based on a story by U.S. Anderson (TV’s Bonanza) and Roger Corman (Tales of Terror, Premature Burial).   [Dir. Nathan Juran - 1954 - 70m] VIEW A CLIP

 

Sat & Sun July 31 & August 1:  THE 90s FEMME FATALE NOIR!

ROMEO IS BLEEDING (3:15, 8:15)

A New York City police sergeant (Gary Oldman), whose hunger for sex and money prompts him to cheat on his wife (Annabella Sciorra) and accept payoffs from the mob, meets his match when he becomes involved with the devious female scion (a viciously brilliant Lena Olin) of a Moscow crime family.  [Dir. Peter Medak - 1993 - 108m]   VIEW A TRAILER

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THE LAST SEDUCTION (6pm)

A conniving New York woman cons her medical-student husband into engineering a lucrative drug deal, then flees with the loot, hiding out in a small town in upstate New York. Devising an insurance scam, she talks a lovestruck claims adjuster into murdering her vengeful spouse.   Linda Fiorentino pulls out all the stops and delivers a tour-de-force performance in this gripping neo-noir.   [Dir. John Dahl - 1994 - 110m]  VIEW A TRAILER

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SOUL POWER

Jul 25
Sunday 12 Noon

Dir. Jeffery Levy-Hinte - 2009 - 93m - Only $1 - no presales - tickets go on sale at 11:40 a.m. on a first-come/first-served basis!

AS PART OF OUR "WELCOME BACK & THANK YOU" SUNDAY ONE DOLLAR SERIES!

LET'S ROLL OUT THE JAMS WITH A  SUPERSTAR LINEUP OF FUNK, R&B AND THE SIMPLY OUTTA SIGHT!

Remember “Rumble in the Jungle”, the legendary heavyweight boxing bout of Ali versus Forman featured in WHEN WE WERE KINGS?  This is the concert, Zaire ’74, that can finally be seen with some of the greatest funk and R&B ever!  

Featuring James Brown, The Spinners, B.B. King, Celia Cruz, Bill Withers, Miriam Makeba, The Crusaders, Muhammad Ali, Sister Sledge, Big Black (no, not, haha, the Steve Albini Chicago band), Lita Bembo & Les Stukas, “Sweet" Charles Sherrell and the J.B.’s, OK Jazz featuring Franco and Tabu Ley Rochereau & L’Afrisa International plus more!

"An unusually resonant time capsule, one that weaves together theatrics, musicianship, cosmopolitanism and sharp political critique in a vibrant look-back that's at once celebratory and wistful." - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"It's impossible not to be moved." - Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"It packs the emotional and historical power of a heady 'family gathering' celebration of African and, to use the term then in fashion, Afro-American pride." - Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Watching the Godfather of Soul on the big outdoor stage, you think back to his appearance in The T.A.M.I. Show a decade earlier. And then you think: I feel good." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"A window into a time when anything seemed possible." - Kelly Vance, East Bay Express

"B.B. King. Bill Withers. Miriam Makeba. Celia Cruz. And James Brown, earning every inch of the title, "Godfather of Soul," who all by himself probably deforested a few acres around Kinshasa with the volcanic blast of his set." -Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)

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