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NOIR CITY 15, The Big Knockover, 24 Criminal Capers from around the Globe, presented by the Film Noir Foundation

10 DAYS OF HEISTS, HOLD-UPS, AND SCHEMES GONE AWRY

The 2017 incarnation of the world's most popular film noir festival, returning to the legendary Castro Theatre January 20–29, will present 24 exceptional films ranging from the mid-20th century to today and culled from all parts of the globe. "The Big Knockover" is a veritable history of the heist film, from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as Criss Cross (1949) and The Asphalt Jungle (1950) to stunning contemporary thrillers like El Aura (2005) and Victoria (2015). NOIR CITY 15's lineup explores, in films both suspenseful and comedic, the desperate lengths to which people will go to beat the system and hit the big time.

NOIR CITY 15 Overture by Serena Bramble

Films in the festival come from the United States, England, Japan, France, Italy, Argentina, and Germany and span eight decades of filmmaking. Festival producer, co-programmer and host Eddie Muller clarifies that despite the change of pace, "This doesn't mean we've run out of films from the original noir movement. That remains our primary focus, and it is films of that period the Film Noir Foundation is dedicated to rescuing and restoring. But this particular theme—heist films—is much richer when the parameters are expanded to include films from different countries and eras. By making that leap, a more intriguing experience emerges for those loyal patrons who join us for the full ride."

NOIR CITY 15

→ CHECK THE PROGRAM GUIDE FOR TIMES, TICKETS, AND PROGRAM NOTES.

Save Money & Time with a NOIR CITY Passport

Secure your spot at NOIR CITY 15 with an all-access NOIR CITY PASSPORT. It grants the bearer entry to all 24 films in this year's program. Because the separate passport holders' queue allows early admittance to the theatre, you'll be able to grab a prime seat at all the shows—even on opening night. And if that's not enough, there's also the opening-night reception on the Castro Mezzanine beginning at 5:45 p.m., exclusively for passport holders. All this for the incredible price of $120. The NOIR CITY Passport also makes the perfect holiday gift for the film lover in your life! Best of all, proceeds from the festival help fund the FNF's restoration and preservation efforts year-round. This is your chance to have a smashing time AND preserve a valuable art form. BUY YOURS TODAY!

NOTE  Passports are non-transferable. All sales are final. Patrons MUST arrive 20 minutes before showtime to be guaranteed a seat!

Friday, Jan 20

CRISS CROSS  7:15
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE  9:10

Saturday, Jan 21, Matinée

KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL  1:30
VIOLENT SATURDAY  3:30

Saturday, Jan 21, Evening

FOUR WAYS OUT / LA CITTÀ SI DIFENDE  7:15
BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET / I SOLITI IGNOTI  9:00

Sunday, Jan 22

RIFIFI  / DU RIFIFI CHEZ LES HOMMES  1:00, 6:30
THE BIG RISK / CLASSE TOUS RISQUES  3:30, 9:00

Monday, Jan 23

THE KILLING  7:15
CRUEL GUN STORY / KENJÛ ZANKOKU MONOGATARI  9:00

Tuesday, Jan 24

THE LADYKILLERS  7:15
THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN  9:10

 

Wednesday, Jan 25

ONCE A THIEF  7:15
THE SICILIAN CLAN / LE CLAN DES SICILIENS  9:25

Thursday, Jan 26

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123   7:15
THUNDERBOLT & LIGHTFOOT  9:20

Friday, Jan 27

BLUE COLLAR  7:15
STRAIGHT TIME  9:30

Saturday, Jan 28, Matinée

CHARLEY VARRICK  1:30
THE BRINK'S JOB  3:45

Saturday, Jan 28, Evening

SEXY BEAST  7:15
THE AURA / EL AURA  9:10

Sunday, Jan 29

BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS
YOU'RE DEAD
  1:00, 6:00
VICTORIA  3:20, 8:20

2017 NOIR CITY ACCOMMODATIONS - HOTEL REX

NOIR CITY accommodations at the Hotel RexIf you're an out-of-towner looking for lodging in the City, or a local wanting to turn a night at the festival into an easy getaway, our friends at the Hotel Rex are offering a 15% discount off regular room rates for festival guests during NOIR CITY 15, January 20-29, 2017. Located in Union Square at 562 Sutter between Mason and Powell, you can get to the festival's Castro Theatre in about 20 minutes via MUNI underground, street car, or cab. Amenities at the Hotel Rex include complimentary Wi-Fi, upgraded to 100 MB, and flat-screen TVs with iPod docks in every room as well as a complimentary glass of wine from 5:00-6:00 each evening. For something special, treat yourself to the hotel's lovely Library Bar offering handcrafted cocktails and a menu of American classics.

BOOK HERE for your special festival rate.

All you need to know about the NOIR CITY Film Festival enjoy!

2016 NOIR CITY 14 PHOTOS

NOIR CITY 14 photo coverage by David M. Allen

NOIR CITY photographer David M. Allen captured all the excitement and sartorial splendor of the 2016 festival. View and buy prints from his photo coverage of NOIR CITY 14 here.

Turner Classic Movies

Poesia

Kino Lorber

Stookeys Catering

Viva Vintage Clothing

Golden Age Hollywood

Viva Las Vegas

American Conservatory Theater

John Fluevog

Tiki Oasis

Warner Archive

Opera Parallele

Decades of Fashion

Hotel Rex

Ann Chernow

Forge Publishing - Design for Dying

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

True North Story

Anita Dime

F.L.A.G. Marketing

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Flicker Alley

Harvey Milk Photo Center

FilmStruck

Capo's

RNG Associates

Fox & Doll

Tosca Cafe

PS Print

Art Deco Society of California

Relic Vintage

Lang Antiques

Four Roses Bourbon

Stookeys Club Moderne

Amoeba Music

Green Apple Books

Forbidden Island

Distillery No. 209

Paul's Hat Works

 

Twitter - MySpace - Facebook

Facebook Tumblr Twitter Surround yourself in a miasma of social media darkness: join us on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter for a complete immersion in the world of film noir through film stills, posters, film clips, brilliant insights, and more. Maybe you'll meet a dangerous stranger along the way.

Film Noir Foundation - Restoration

ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The continued support of NOIR CITY festival attendees aids the Film Noir Foundation in their mission to preserve and create a theatrical audience for noir films like the classic 1956 Argentine noir Los tallos amargos (The Bitter Stems). Restored in 2015 with the cooperation of UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust (The HFPA Trust), this vitally significant "lost" film made its North American debut at last year's NOIR CITY festival in San Francisco. The film went on tour and screened at several NOIR CITY satellite festivals throughout the year.

FNF Restorations - The Guilty and Woman on the Run

In addition to Los tallos amargos, NOIR CITY patrons and FNF donors have made it possible over the years for the FNF to restore Cry Danger (1951), The Prowler (1951), Try and Get Me! (1951), Repeat Performance (1947), High Tide (1947), Too Late for Tears (1949), The Guilty (1947) and Woman on the Run (1950), as well as funding our many 35mm preservations. Donate here and be a film noir savior.

Can't make it to San Francisco for NOIR CITY 15? We'll see you at one of our satellite festivals during 2016 in Seattle, Hollywood, Austin, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C.

NOIR CITY E-Magazine

Support the Film Noir Foundation and enjoy the best writing on noir available today! Subscribe to NOIR CITY® , our cutting-edge interactive multimedia e-magazine — delivered quarterly to your in-box. To receive your NOIR CITY e-magazine:

NOIR CITY Annual #8

NOIR CITY AnnualHere's the print version containing the best of the best from 2015's NOIR CITY e-magazine contributors. Add this volume to your collection—essays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern noir films by Ray Banks, David Corbett, Christa Faust, Vince Keenan, Jake Hinkson, Terrill Lee Lankford, Kim Morgan, Imogen Sara Smith, and others, including Murder She Made/The Exceptional Career of Joan Harrison from editor-in-chief Eddie Muller. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg, of course. And, when you purchase the NOIR CITY Annual 8, you'll be helping fund the FNF's restoration efforts.

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Film Noir Foundation news page

EXTRA! EXTRA! Get Your Noir News Here!

The world of noir goes well beyond the boundaries of NOIR CITY. The Film Noir Foundation's news page brings you the latest on film noir screenings and festivals in the U.S. and abroad. We also cover: neo-noirs currently in the theatre; DVD, Blu-ray and digital releases of classic noirs and the films influenced by them; and noir news "beyond the cinema"—current events, fine and performing art pieces, and commercial products inspired by the world of noir. We'll also let you know which dark gems are playing during the current month on Turner Classic Movies on the Film Noir Foundation's TV Listing's page.

Angie Dickinson - Norman Lloyd - Nancy Olson

Our Video Archives feature an expanding catalog of noir-related video, ranging from exclusive interviews, to festival guest appearances, to short films inspired by film noir.

LATEST ADD Alan K. Rode's interview with actor Claude Jarman, Jr. following a screening of Intruder in the Dust at the 2016 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs. WATCH.

NOIR CITY Screenings

→ View our list of films screened at NOIR CITY 1-14 here.

Film Noir Foundation

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