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15th Annual Festival of Film Noir Kicks Off Friday at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 2, 2013 11:59pm | Post a Comment


This Friday, April 5th, kicks off the 15th Annual Festival Of Film Noir at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.  Things get moving fast with a Cy Enfield double, Try And Get Me (aka The Sound Of Fury) and Hell Drivers. The Film Noir Foundation's newly restored print of Try And Get Me should be a stunner- not available on DVD, this is rare glimpse into Enfield's U.S. career which was prematurely derailed due to HUAC blacklisting bullshit.  Hell Drivers is a Rank Organization picture featuring Irish beauty Peggy Cummins, best known for her roles in Gun Crazy and Night Of The Demon.

Saturday brings a great pair of Hollywood damage tales in Sunset Boulevard and The Other Woman.  Needing no introduction, Sunset Boulevard's brilliance never seems to diminish, it's depiction of desperation and delusion seems applicable to every generation of former greats and their hangers on.    The Other Woman features the criminally under rated Cleo Moore as a scheming second string actress who gets involved in a blackmail plot that goes awry.  Those of you unfamiliar with Ms. Moore should check out the Bad Girls Of Film Noir, Vol 2 DVD set, we often have used copies for sale at the Hollywood Amoeba.




The weekend ends with a double feature that I am very upset at having to miss.  Not on DVD noir oddity Repeat Performance screens with He Walked By Night, making April 7th an unofficial Richard Basehart day.  Both Sunset Boulevard and He Walked By Night offer some amazing LA location shots, HWBN captured by the amazing cinematographer John Alton.



15th Annual Film Noir Festival 
at
the Egyptian Theater 
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 466-3456

All shows start at 7:30pm.


Friday, April 5th
Try And Get Me/ Hell Drivers

Saturday, April 6th
Sunset Boulevard/ The Other Woman

Sunday, April 7th
Repeat Performance/ He Walked By Night








Sunset Boulevard Trailer

July 28, 2012: The Mercenary / Death Rides A Horse

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July 26, 2012: The Big Gundown / The Hills Run Red

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14th Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival- Final Weekend!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 4, 2012 11:00am | Post a Comment

 

This weekend brings the 14th Annual Los Angeles Film Festival to a close with a bang.  Nine screenings will be presented over 3 days, with a couple of interviews & a book signing thrown in for good measure!

Friday May 4th brings a great Dashiel Hammett double in The Maltese Falcon (1931) / City Streets. This pairing continues with Thursday's pre-code, proto-noir theme, City Streets is a newly restored print courtesy of UCLA and is a must see for Gary Cooper fans.



Saturday offers up two separate events.  A special 3:00 matinee showing of The Postman Always Rings Twice featuring a discussion with award winning noir novelist Denise Hamilton.  The evening presents a Geraldine Fitzgerald double Three Strangers / Nobody Lives Forever.  Fitzgerald's son, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, will be discussing the films and signing his book Luck & Circumstance:  A Coming Of Age In Hollywood, New York & Beyond.  

Rounding out the weekend, Circumstantial Evidence / Sign Of The Ram has the Sunday matinee slot & Mary Ryan, Detective / Kid Glove Killer will finish off the evening.  Leading lady Marsha Hunt will be on hand to discuss her roles in these not-on-DVD rarities.





Friday May 4th 7:30 Maltese Falcon (1931) / City Streets
Sat May 5th 3:00 The Postman Always Rings Twice
Sat May 5th 7:30 Three Strangers / Nobody Lives Forever
Sun May 6th 3:00 Circumstantial Evidence / Sign Of The Ram
Sunday May 6th 7:30 Mary Ryan, Detective / Kid Glove Killer


14th Annual Film Noir Festival @ 
the Egyptian Theater 
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 466-3456


 

Shield For Murder trailer
 
 

14th Annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival Continues!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, April 27, 2012 12:30pm | Post a Comment
 

This Friday, April 20th was the kick off for the 14th annual Los Angeles Film Noir Festival @ the Egyptian Theatre. Opening night's Alad Ladd double played to a full house and for good reason!  The newly restored print of the long lost Great Gatsby was a delight as was seeing the classic This Gun For Hire.  Night number two , Naked Alibi / Suddenly, was given an interesting analysis by Charles Reece in his most recent posting, click here to check it out.  Sunday's triple, featuring Cornell Woolrich based films, topped off one of the best weekends of film that I've had in many years.  There was a bonus showing of Suddenly on Sunday for those who had been disappointed with the lousy digital projection the night before.  




Week number 2 starts off with a Arlene Dahl pairing in Scene Of The Crime / Reign Of TerrorNorman Lloyd will be on hand to discuss his part in Scene of the Crime.  A Mid 50's take on the trials and tribulations of life on the Manhattan docks is offered on Saturday. Actress Julie Adams will be on hand to discuss her adventures in making Slaughter on 10th Ave.  Sunday offers a gangster double featuring Dick Powell & George Raft, Wednesday brings us a great "corrupt cop" double and Thursday packs a pre-code punch with a couple of "proto-noir" gems.



Friday April 20th Scene Of The Crime / Reign Of Terror
Sat April 21st Edge Of The CIty / Slaughter On 10th Ave
Sunday 22nd Johnny O'Clock / Johnny Allegro
Wed April 25th Shield For Murder / Private Hell 36
Thursday April 26th Okay, America / Afraid To Talk



14th Annual Film Noir Festival @ 
the Egyptian Theater 
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-4605
(323) 466-3456

All shows start at 7:30pm.



Shield For Murder trailer
 
 

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