NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD – THE 21st ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR
March 29 through April 7, 2019
The longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles returns to the Egyptian Theatre with another incredible lineup of rarities, presented as they were meant to be seen – on the big screen! To celebrate the 21st anniversary of NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD, we delve deep into the archives to present a sizzling slate of sinister cinema – virtually all in glorious 35mm, including prints struck expressly for this series. Returning as hosts are Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode, whose Film Noir Foundation will proudly present 10 consecutive nights of sinuous shadows, dangerous desires and bitter beauties brimming with broken dreams. Join us in NOIR CITY!
Get up-to-date details here: American Cinematheque
All screenings hosted by Eddie Muller and/or Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Alan K. Rode will be producing and hosting the 20th year of this venerable world-class event.
Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival
May 9-12, 2019
Palm Springs Cultural Center (Supple Theater)
2100 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
More info: https://arthurlyonsfilmnoir.ning.com
. . . and still more info (keeping checking back for updates!).
11th Anniversary NOIR CITY CHICAGO
Alan K. Rode co-hosts a sterling line-up of classic film noir (to be announced — please check this space) which once again will be held at Chicago’s’ gorgeous Music Box Theatre — a classic itself.
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
CHICAGO’S VENUE FOR INDEPENDENT, FOREIGN, CULT AND CLASSIC FILMS
Turn onto Southport Avenue and it’s hard to resist the neon beacon that lures cinephiles from across Chicagoland with eight flickering letters—Music Box. It’s a promise of more than just entertainment, but a total experience. It’s a community of strangers coming together over the anticipation of that familiar red velvet curtain rising toward the twinkling, star-covered ceiling. It’s a symbol of Chicago’s go-to venue for independent, foreign, cult, and classic films.
Walk by the ticket window and step back in time to when the ‘20s were still roaring and the theatre first opened—just two months before The Great Depression—on August 22, 1929. It was a time before fluorescent lighting, megaplexes, and artificial butter. And although our ticket prices have changed slightly over the past 90 or so years, the butter on our popcorn is still real.
Each of our theatre’s 800 seats has a story to tell. The stories are more colorful than the decades of films projected here; of first dates that took place under the starry sky; of family traditions revolving around the annual White Christmas singalong; of the ghost some say haunts the theatre to this day. Join us, and make a few memories of your own. It’s certain to be an experience as unforgettable as the film itself.
The Music Box Theatre is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation. SMBC, through its Music Box Films division, also distributes foreign and independent films in the theatrical, DVD and television markets throughout the United States.