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Cinema Junkie Podcast Episode 134: TCM's Eddie Muller On All Things Noir
KPBS, Beth Accomando

Eddie Muller discusses femmes fatales, hardboiled fiction, and NOIR CITY 16. MORE


"I've been going to Noir City for most of the past 15 years, and was delighted to have the chance to interview Eddie about this year's festival, how film noir continues to be relevant, and why these old movies still resonate today." MORE

Film noir before it was famous, with Foster Hirsch + NOIR CITY 16 preview
NOIR TALK podcast, Haggai Elitzur

"FNF president Eddie Muller previews NOIR CITY 16, including details on the restoration of The Man Who Cheated Himself and other rare titles being shown on this year's NOIR CITY festival circuit." MORE

Watch your back! NOIR CITY fest wraps
Bay Area Reporter, Tavo Amador

"This year's Noir City film festival at the Castro Theatre finishes with some rarely seen examples of the genre." MORE

Darkness in the Castro: The First Weekend at NOIR CITY, Lincoln Spector

Review of NOIR CITY's opening weekend. MORE

Castro Theatre's 16th SF Film Noir Festival a course in genre from A to B
SF Gate, G. Allen Johnson

"I feel very strongly that we're keeping the work of these filmmakers alive," Muller said. "Moviegoing has become a very isolating experience. It's not something people share with each other. They watch the movie alone, then talk about it on social media." MORE

Bogart, Greenstreet, High Art, Mean Streets: NOIR CITY Returns
SF Weekly, Justin DeFreitas

"The annual film noir festival takes over the Castro for 10 days in the cinematic underworld, including Shadow of a Doubt, Hitchcock's first foray into the Bay Area." MORE

Screen Grabs: Noir City 16, Mexican Maladies, Window Horses …, Dennis Harvey

"Dust off your fedora, head to the Castro and brace yourself for some vintage thrills." MORE

Now Playing! Noir City Keeps Things Dark and Twisty at the Castro
KQED Arts, Michael Fox

Preview of NOIR CITY 16. MORE

Noir City 16 Starts Tomorrow! Here's a Preview… Journeys in Darkness and Light
Andy Wolverton

"Muller is also proud of the fact (and rightly so) that the festival will feature 23 films being shown from 35mm prints. Only the Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott film I Walk Alone (1947) will be shown digitally" MORE

On The Air: Suzie and Gabe's Picks for January 19, 2018

"You ain't seen nothin' 'til you've seen a film at NOIR CITY, the grittiest little long-running film noir festival in town." MORE

NOIR CITY 16 Line-up Announced

Journeys into Darkness and Light, Andy Woverton

"It's such a simple idea, yet it's a stroke of genius: pair up an "A" picture from the classic film noir era (1941 to 1953 in this case) with a "B" picture for an unbeatable noir double feature for each day of NOIR CITY 16." MORE

January Chilling at the Castro Theatre

The Bay Area Reporter, David Lamble

"Its highlight is Alfred Hitchcock's brilliant 1943 thriller, the Santa Rosa, CA family murder-mystery Shadow of a Doubt." MORE

Film Noir from A to B

SF/ARTS, Sura Wood

"This year's Noir City film fest concentrates on classic noir, pairing "A"and "B" movies." MORE


NOIR CITY Screenings 1-15

→ View our complete list of films screened at NOIR CITY 1-15 here.

2017 NOIR CITY 15

The 2017 incarnation of the world's most popular film noir festival returned to the legendary Castro Theatre January 2029 with 24 exceptional films exploring, in films both suspenseful and comedic, the desperate lengths to which people will go to beat the system and hit the big time. "The Big Knockover" was a veritable history of the heist film. MORE

2016 NOIR CITY 14

NOIR CITY returned to San Francisco's majestic Castro Theatre for its 14th edition, January 22-31, 2016. Its timely theme, given the threat traditional arts face from the technology revolution and its accompanying skyrocketing living costs, was "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. MORE

2015 NOIR CITY 13

Movie lovers from around the globe had a grand time at the 13th annual edition of NOIR CITY: The San Francisco Film Noir Festival, held January 16–25, 2015. MORE

2014 NOIR CITY 12

The 12th edition of the world's most popular film noir festival went international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories and style are a specifically American phenomenon. MORE

2013 NOIR CITY 11

NOIR CITY's 11th year festival kicked off with a tribute to guest of honor Peggy Cummins, legendary for her ferocious performance as outlaw Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy. MORE


NOIR CITY celebrated its tenth anniversary as the world's most popular film noir festival with a 10-day extravaganza featuring San Francisco treats, a Dashiell Hammett marathon, freshly preserved 35mm rarities, by-popular-demand encore screenings, and super special guest star ANGIE DICKINSON. MORE

2011 NOIR CITY 9

NOIR CITY 9 audiences proved to be noir-nuts, packing the Castro Theatre for ten days and nights of wonderfully entertaining craziness. Loyal customers saw the ultimate payoff from their patronage: three brand new 35mm prints funded by the Film Noir Foundation: High Wall (1947), Loophole (1954), and The Hunted (1948). MORE

2010 NOIR CITY 8

The 2010 NOIR CITY 8 at San Francisco's Castro Theatre broke its previous record for attendance. Many of the regular patrons declared that the 2010 edition of the world’s most popular film noir festival had the best “vibe” yet, as hundreds of loyal Bay Area attendees mixed with an amazing influx of out-of-state and international fans, in town for the festival’s duration. MORE

2009 NOIR CITY 7

The theme of the NOIR CITY 7 running from January 23 through February 1, 2009, was Newspaper Noir, with many of the films set in the world of newspapers, publishing or radio. Programmers Eddie Muller and Anita Monga made a special effort to have NOIR CITY's nightly double bills reflect the traditional programming of theaters in the 1940s. MORE

2008 NOIR CITY 6

Neither the brutally inclement weather, nor the traffic-stopping logistics of having Gus van Sant and (NC4 special guest) Sean P enn shooting a film right outside the theater could deter record crowds from packing the Castro Theatre during the 10-day festival spanning January 25 – February 3, 2008. Go here to read about the highlights of the NOIR CITY 6 including press links and photos..

2007 NOIR CITY 5

Held January 26 through February 4, 2007, NOIR CITY 5 saw more than 11,000 people attending the ten-day series at the Castro Theatre, establishing a new box office milestone for the festival. Go here to view NOIR CITY 5 photo and media coverage.

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