NOIR CITY X
January 20-29, 2012
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
-- the most popular film noir festival in the world -- celebrates its 10th anniversary
with a 10-day film extravaganza
featuring San Francisco treats, a Dashiell Hammett
marathon, freshly preserved 35mm rarities, by-popular-demand encore screenings, surprises galore, and super special guest star ANGIE DICKINSON
Noir City promises that this will be the darkest and most delirious
incarnation yet of San Francisco's popular classic film festival!
Presented under the auspices of the Film Noir Foundation
, NOIR CITY remains the only film festival in the world that donates 100% of its profits to the rescue, restoration, and preservation of endangered films---a mission ever more crucial as the world rushes to exclusively embrace digital cinema presentation. "If at-risk films aren't preserved in 35mm within the next two years," says FNF president and NOIR CITY host Eddie Muller
, "it could be too late. It's the only guaranteed method of long-term survival. Soon, labs won't exist to do the photo-chemical work, and many films deserving of restoration will be lost in the rush to an all-digital future. Saving films in their original celluloid form is the only way to ensure their survival in any media."
As an added attraction, this year's festival features the live event Everyone Comes to Eddie's: The Noir City Nightclub
, a nocturnal celebration of noir style, presented Saturday night, January 28
, at theSwedish-American Hall
. Entertainment includes Mr. Lucky
and the Cocktail Party with Ralph Carney
, torch-song temptress Laura Ellis
, renowned burlesque queen Evie Lovelle
(flying in from France!), and Kansas City's cutting-edge noir-rockers The Latenight Callers
. Revelers can party like it's 1949!
Check out the full schedule for NOIR CITY X
to get the lowdown, but here are a few favorites and rarities that we here at Amoeba are looking forward to...