Noir City San Francisco

Arlene Dahl with Eddie Muller Opening Night Noir City 7

The San Francisco Film Noir Festival returned to the majestic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, January 23 — February 1, 2009. The theme of this year's festival was Newspaper Noir, with many of the films set in the world of newspapers, or, in some cases, publishing or radio. Programmers Eddie Muller and Anita Monga made a special effort to have NOIR CITY's nightly double bills (and for the first time separate Saturday matinees) reflect the traditional programming of theaters in the 1940s. To that end, they sought out rare, legitimate B films—shorter movies that were intentionally made to fill out the second half of a double bill. "I think this will probably be as close as you're going to get to actually going to the movies in 1948," says Muller.

NOIR CITY guest of honor Arlene Dahl captivated a sell-out crowd of 1,400 enthusiastic movie fans following the Saturday night screening of her 1956 film Wicked as They Come. Arlene was as glamorous as ever and delighted the audience with tales of her professional and private life as she conversed with host Eddie Muller over champagne. No one who was there will soon forget the magical evening. (Photo: David Allen).

›› View photo coverage of NOIR CITY 7.

Mike Kepka - The City Exposed: Noir City

The San Francisco Chronicle's Mike Kepka visits NOIR CITY for the Saturday screening of The Unsuspected in his multi-media series, "The City Exposed." ›› Slides and audioclip here.

NBC Film Noir Festival Darkens the SF Night

SF Gate - Mike Kepka The City Exposed: Film Noir

KQED Black as Ink Noir City 7 Festival Report

North Bay Bohemian's Boho Blog Noir City Film Fest at the Castro: Newspapers, Newspapers, Newspapers!

San Francisco Chronicle Noir City 7

SF Bay Guardian The Stink of Ink: This Year's Noir City Fest Is Full of Lurid News

SF Weekly Ink Stained Wretches

Bay Area Reporter Dark Times Continue at the Castro

SF 360 Eddie Muller, Noir City and the Lure of Troubled Times

SIFF Blog Ink in Their Veins

Meredith Brody SF is Noir City: Seventh Annual Festival Opens with a Bang

Craig Clevenger NOIR CITY 7

The Evening Class (blog) NOIR CITY 7—DEADLINE

Civic Center (blog) Newspaper Noir

NOIR CITY 8 - January 22 - January 31, 2010 at the Castro Theatre

Film Noir Foundation

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