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The Film Noir Foundation The Film Noir Foundation The Film Noir Foundation

The Film Noir Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource regarding the cultural, historical, and artistic significance of film noir as an original American cinematic movement.

It is the mission of the Foundation to find and preserve films in danger of being lost or irreparably damaged, and to ensure that high quality prints of these classic films remain in circulation for theatrical exhibition to future generations.

The centerpiece of the Foundation's public awareness campaign is the annual NOIR CITY festival held in San Francisco. For more information on the Foundation, and how you can be a supporter, donor, or sponsor, visit the Film Noir Foundation website.

The Film Noir Foundation's annual NOIR CITY film noir festival in San Francisco


NOIR CITY Annual 10

A stellar collection of writing here! 2018's NOIR CITY Annual 10, the best of the best from the Film Noir Foundation's 2017 quarterly NOIR CITY e‑magazines, is an essential addition for your bookshelves — essays, interviews, profiles, tributes, and reviews of classic and modern noir films from writers in top form — including Imogen Sara Smith, Jake Hinkson, Ray Banks, Vince Keenan, Sharon Knolle, Brian Light, Danny Gardner, Trina Robbins, Sean Axmaker, Alan K. Rode, Eric Beetner, Steve Kronenberg, and Eddie Muller. Book layout and design by Michael Kronenberg. And, as with any purchase from the FNF, when you buy NOIR CITY Annual 10, you'll be helping fund the non-profit foundation's film restoration efforts. → Purchase on Amazon.


The Film Noir Foundation's website has an ever expanding catalog of noir-related video: NOIR CITY guest appearances including the luminous Angie Dickinson's at NOIR CITY X; interviews with stars like Lauren Bacall and Ernest Borgnine, as well as directors like Paul Schrader and Andre De Toth; and homages to film noir. View the Film Noir Foundation's video archives.

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Eddie Muller, Film Noir Foundation Chair


For more background on the Film Noir Foundation's Founder and President, visit

Photo by Jim Ferreira

NOIR CITY Screenings

→ View our list of films screened at NOIR CITY 1-16 here.

NOIR CITY E-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:

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