NOIR CITY 20 - January 20-29, 2023

NOIR CITY 20 Celebrates Its Emerald Anniversary

NOIR CITY, the most popular film noir festival in the world, celebrates its 20th anniversary in the Bay Area with a ten-day extravaganza featuring 24 films from the heart of Hollywood's noir movement, 1948. Every film on the schedule is celebrating its 75th anniversary, with several of the movies having never before been screened at NOIR CITY. Join Film Noir Foundation founder and Turner Classic Movies host Eddie Muller and a slew of special guests for a swanky, sexy, and sinister excursion back in time.

With the ongoing turmoil over the future of San Francisco's Castro Theatre, the festival's home for most of its existence, Muller opted to move NOIR CITY across the bay to Oakland, a decision that proved successful last spring when the Grand Lake Theatre was filled with appreciative fans for an abbreviated 4-night version of NOIR CITY 19.

“The Grand Lake may be smaller in capacity than the Castro," said Muller, "but it's a jewel of a movie palace, and it intends to remain a movie house—so it's a great fit for what we do—which is to offer a contemporary equivalent of the classic movie-going experience for a new generation of fans.”

CURRENT GRAND LAKE THEATRE HEALTH PROTOCOL: Wearing an antiviral mask is optional but recommended in high-density situations such as ticket/concession/restroom lines and when an auditorium is highly occupied.

NOIR CITY 20 Program • January 20-29

Friday, Jan 20

KEY LARGO   7:00
THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI   9:15

Saturday Matinée, Jan 21

LARCENY   1:00
THE SPIRITUALIST   3:00

Saturday Evening, Jan 21

THE BIG CLOCK   7:00
ROAD HOUSE   9:00

Sunday, Jan 22

NAKED CITY  1:00, 7:00
CRY OF THE CITY  3:00, 9:00

Monday, Jan 23

SO EVIL MY LOVE   7:00
SLEEP, MY LOVE  9:00

Tuesday, Jan 24

HOLLOW TRIUMPH  7:00
THE HUNTED  9:00

Wednesday, Jan 25

I LOVE TROUBLE   7:00
CALL NORTHSIDE 777   9:00

Thursday, January 26

THEY LIVE BY NIGHT   7:00
MOONRISE   9:00

Friday, Jan 27

RAW DEAL   7:30
HE WALKED BY NIGHT   9:15

Saturday Matinée, Jan 28

NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES  1:00
ALL MY SONS  3:00

Saturday Evening, Jan 28

SORRY, WRONG NUMBER   7:00
KISS THE BLOOD OFF MY HANDS   9:00

Sunday, Jan 29

UNFAITHFULLY YOURS  1:00, 6:00
THE VELVET TOUCH   3:15, 8:00

TICKET INFO

Purchase advance tickets through Brown Paper Tickets with any of the ticket links in the program guide above. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for evening shows; noon for matinées.

NOIR CITY 20 PASSPORT

Purchase a NOIR CITY PassportSecure your spot for the 10-day/24-film festival with an all-access pass for $200—a $40 savings over the regular ticket price! The Grand Lake Theatre will have a Passholders' queue for early admittance. → PURCHASE PASSPORT

All FNF proceeds from festival ticket sales aid the Foundation's mission of rescuing and restoring noir films. This is your chance to have a terrific time AND preserve a valuable art form.

✽ Passports are non-transferable. All sales are final. Patrons must arrive 30 minutes before showtime to be guaranteed a seat!

All you need to know about the NOIR CITY Film Festival ↓

Turner Classic Movies

Capo's

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Nick Rossi

Tiki Oasis

FLAG Marketing

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

Running Press - Noir Bar by Eddie Muller

Stark House Press

TCM Noir Alley

Relic Vintage

Toscano Brothers

Giovanni Italian Specialties

Fox & Doll

Alameda Point Antiques Faire

Windsor Vineyards

Amoeba Music

The Femme Fatales of Facebook

Forbidden Island

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The Criterion Channel

Amm Chern ow

Art Deco Society of California

Opera Parallèle

Paul W. Papa - Maximum Rossi

Crimson Kimono - Dan Akira Nishimura

John Fluevog

Lang Antique and Estate Jewelry

Dago Bagel

Flicker Alley

Blood on the Moon - Alan K. Rode

Walden Pond Books

FX Andersen

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

Twelve Chimes it's Midnight

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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.

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NOIR CITY Magazine

NOIR CITY Magazine - Digital Version

For access to the best writing on noir available today, and to enjoy one of the most cutting-edge interactive multimedia cinema publications in the world, subscribe to NOIR CITY Magazine. Start by:

2022's NOIR CITY Annual 14, the best of the best from the Film Noir Foundation's 2021 NOIR CITY Magazines, is here—essays, profiles, interviews, and appreciations of classic and modern noir films from today's top writers. This year's contributors are Imogen Sara Smith, Jake Hinkson, Ray Banks, Nora Fiore, Randy Dotinga, Dana Delany, Brent Calderwood, Vince Keenan, Nick Feldman. Farran Smith Nehme, Steve Kronenberg, Sean Axmaker, Nick Kolakowski, John Wranovics, Ben Terrall, S.A.Cosby, Danilo Castro, Rachel Walther, and Eddie Muller. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg. And, as with any purchase from the FNF, when you buy NOIR CITY Annual 14, you'll be helping fund the non-profit foundation's film restoration efforts. BUY HERE

UPCOMING 2023 NOIR CITY DATES

NOIR CITY: Seattle:  Feb 10-16
NOIR CITY: Chicago:  Aug 25-31
NOIR CITY: D.C.: Oct 13-26

*Other U.S. cities will be added as festival dates are confirmed.

Angie Dickinson - Norman Lloyd - Nancy Olson

FNF VIDEO ARCHIVES

Our Video Archives feature an expanding catalog of noir-related video, including exclusive interviews and festival guest appearances.

FEATURED VIDEO 

For the screening of Touch of Evil (1958) at the 2022 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival, host-producer Alan K. Rode tapped long-time Hollywood assistant director and friend Lou Race to share his recollections about working with Orson Welles on The Other Side of the Wind. Race shared his first-hand observations of Welles' working methods and interactions with several luminaries including John Huston and Edmond O'Brien. The introduction concludes with a brief discussion of Touch of Evil that was presented in the original 35mm release print. WATCH

Angie Dickinson - Norman Lloyd - Nancy Olson

ASK EDDIE

Did you know that the Film Noir Foundation livestreams every two weeks on our Facebook page in which Eddie Muller answers questions submitted by our e­mail subscribers? All past broadcasts are available on YouTube.

 

NOIR CITY Screenings

→ View our list of films screened at NOIR CITY 1-19 here.

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