January 22-31, 2016
Eddie Muller hosts NOIR CITY's flagship festival at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre, January 22-31, 2016 for its fourteenth edition. Its timely theme, given the threat traditional arts face from the technology revolution and its skyrocketing living costs, is “The Art of Darkness”—a collection of 25 noir-stained films exploring the pressures, pitfalls, paranoia and pain of being an artist in an indifferent and often cruel world. This time the tortured protagonists aren't felons or fall guys, they're writers, painters, dancers, photographers, and musicians.
Passports (full series passes) and tickets to all the festival's double features are now on sale at NoirCity.com. We look forward to seeing all of you there!
Eddie Muller will co-host the The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival at its tropical home in Key Largo, Florida, with Bogart and Bacall's son, Stephen. All four of the films that the superstar couple made together will screen, including John Huston's Key Largo (1948). Other films in the line-up include two film noir masterpieces, Huston's The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place (1950).
Documentarian Monika Henreid will also be a guest during the festival. She is the daughter of Paul Henreid, Bogart's co-star in Casablanca, also playing during the festival. Henreid and Muller will join Bogart in a round table discussion of his father's work. In addition to film screenings, there will also be the festival's first student film competition and several special events to give festival patrons a chance to socialize. Check out the official website for full festival information including the schedule and ticket information.
Explore The Shadowy History of Film Noir with Eddie Muller on Saturday, October 17, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Eddie has curated a collection of film noir clips to illustrate the audience's dark journey through the tropes, aesthetics and history of the genre. Champagne will be served in the lobby of the theater during Eddie's post-presentation book signing. He will be autographing copies of his lavish, full color book The Art of Noir: The Posters and Graphics from the Classic Era of Film Noir.
This event is the perfect prelude to NOIR CITY: D.C. which kicks off directly after the event and runs through October 29 at the AFI Silver. Ticket buyers have the option to add an admission to the opening night screening of the FNF funded 35mm restoration of Woman on the Run (1950) at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are now available online. This event is a presentation of The Smithsonian Associates in collaboration with AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center.
Eddie Muller will be your host for NOIR CITY: Kansas City on October 2 through the 4th. The lineup includes two new 35mm Film Noir Foundation funded restorations: Woman on the Run (1950) and The Guilty (1947). A new 35mm FNF funded print of the 1952 Argentinian film noir No abras nunca esa puerta (Don't Open That Door) and of The Underworld Story (1950) will also screen.
The NOIR CITY Nightclub returns on Opening Night to The Chesterfield, the stylish club adjacent to the theatre. Chanteuse Laura Ellis and burlesque queen Evie Lovelle are expected to perform their magic again this year! assports (full series passes) as well as tickets for the Night Club and individual screenings are now on sale at the official NOIR CITY Kansas City website.
September 18—September 20
NOIR CITY: Portland settles in for its third edition at The Hollywood Theatre, September 18-20.
The festival opens with two FNF-funded restorations, Woman on the Run (1950) and Joseph Losey's The Prowler (1951). An onstage conversation with Eddie Muller and Hollywood Theatre board member Ted Hurliman, followed by a book signing for Eddie's Gun Crazy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema opens Saturday's programming. In the evening, there'll be a double feature of Gun Crazy (1950) and a rare screening of Fly-By-Night (1942). The festival closes Sunday night with a double feature of the noir classic Nightmare Alley (1947) and the relatively unknown gem, Abandoned (1949). Eddie will be on hand all weekend to introduce the films.
August 28—September 3
Eddie Muller hosts opening weekend for NOIR CITY: Chicago in its return to the historic Music Box Theatre. Two Film Noir Foundation-funded 35mm restorations will screen: Norman Foster's Woman on the Run (1950) starring Ann Sheridan and John Reinhardt'sThe Guilty (1947), based on a Cornell Woolrich story.
New prints of two classic Argentine noirs funded by the FNF will also screen, No abras nunca esa puerta (Don't Open That Door) (1952) and Si muero antes de despertar (If I Die Before I Wake) (1952), both also based on the works of Woolrich. A new 35mm print of Cy Endfield's The Underworld Story (1950), starring Dan Duryea, will screen courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive. Visit the Music Box website for more info.
Eddie Muller hosts the network's "Summer of Darkness" this June and July on Turner Classic Movies. During those months TCM will dedicate 24 hours each Friday to a lineup comprised exclusively of film noir. Muller will present four movies each night during prime-time, 36 films in all, as host of TCM's "Friday Night Spotlight." In addition to serving as on-air host, the "Czar of Noir" also chose the films he'll be presenting.
"I'm grateful to TCM for the chance to share my passion for these films," Muller said. "And I'm pleased that they let me throw in the occasional pitch for the Film Noir Foundation."
In fact, Eddie will be hosting the TCM broadcast premieres of two FNF restorations, Woman on the Run (June 5) and Too Late for Tears (July 17). Some of his other selections include thematic groupings that focus on San Francisco, wartime noir, John Alton, the King Brothers, and much more. View the TCM Summer of Darkness Festival page here.
Eddie Muller appears Saturday afternoon, June 6, at Manhattan's legendary Film Forum to host the screening of Joseph H. Lewis' Gun Crazy (1950) and sign copies of his new book! Film Noir Foundation board member and film scholar Foster Hirsch will introduce Eddie. Eddie will also stick around to introduce the Mexican noir classic Victims of Sin (2014 NOIR CITY festival audience favorite), playing as part of a tribute to cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa.
Meet Eddie and get a signed copy of his latest book, Gun Crazy: The Origin of American Outlaw Cinema. Packed with never-before-seen ephemera—original script pages (some never filmed), production notes, on-set photos—this thoroughly researched and vividly told tale explodes many of the entrenched myths about Gun Crazy as well as the auteur theory itself. Read more about Gun Crazy here.
HAVC - Noir Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Go here for more information.
April 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18, 19
For the 17th year, the American Cinematheque brings film noir back to the big screen in Los Angeles. For more information go here.
March 26—March 29
The 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival returns to Hollywood March 26 - March 29, featuring great movies introduced by the the people who made them classics. For more information go here.
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