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Noir City 13: 'Til Death Do Us Part

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, December 22, 2014 05:41pm | Post a Comment
Noir City

The 13th edition of the Film Noir Foundation's yearly film festival Noir City returns to the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, January 16–25, 2015. This year's schedule is overflowing with 25 extraordinary titles depicting the darker side of marriage. See characters who crave a perfect and permanent union, those who'll stop at nothing to preserve it, and those who will do anything to escape it.

The program runs the gamut from revered cinema masterpieces such as Luchino Visconti's les diaboliquesOssessione and H. G. Clouzot's Les Diaboliques to daffy delights such as Doris Day's absurdly entertaining Julie and Douglas Sirk's sensational (and silly) Sleep, My Love. The shadows are shed briefly to present the most perfect marriage: William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles in a holiday double bill of The Thin Man and After the Thin Man. Several subsets of films will be presented, honoring the work of creative talents such as Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Barbara Stanwyck, Douglas Sirk, and 1950's husband and wife filmmakers Virginia and Andrew Stone.

Additionally, the Film Noir Foundation presents their two new 35mm restorations, Woman on the Run (1950) and The Guilty (1947).

As festivalgoers have come to expect, the schedule is stocked with neglected gems from familiar filmmakers and sprinkled with surprises from unexpected sources. It's going to be a great ride. Even this year's poster has a surprising back story

Check out the full schedule HERE and get your tickets now to support a great cause; the dollars you spend at the festival go towards the Film Noir Foundation's year-round restoration efforts.
 

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