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Patricia Ward-KellyPatricia Ward Kelly Interviewed by Alan K. Rode
Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, widow of screen immortal Gene Kelly, joined producer/host Alan K Rode for a post-screening discussion of Christmas Holiday (1944) at the 2013 Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival in Palm Springs.
Mrs. Kelly's eloquence and wit concerning the most unexpected role of Gene Kelly's career progressed into a lively conversation about her husband's life and her role as trustee of Gene Kelly's legacy. Watch the video here.
The FNF will co-present David Ondrícek's In the Shadow at the 33rd San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, running July 25-August 2. In this gripping contemporary noir set in 1953 Prague, a hardworking police detective suspects that a run-of-the-mill jewelry store heist may be part of a secret state-controlled plot to discredit the city's Jewish community. His persistence sets him on a dangerous collision course with his superiors and with an entire Soviet-influenced security network, possibly imperiling his career, his family and his life. The film screens August 3 at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco, August 4 at the California Theatre in Berkley, and August 5 at the Cinearts in Palo Alto. For full festival information and to buy tickets visit the SFJFF website.
The new issue of NOIR CITY e-magazine—packed with the best writing on noir and beautifully illustrated—arrives in August. Here's a peek at some of the content:
Want the e-magazine delivered directly to your in-box? Once you've joined our mailing list (if you've received this email, you already have) just make a donation to the FNF of $20 or more. If you already are a donor, you'll receive the latest issue automatically in August.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (yes, the presenters of the Golden Globe Awards) has granted the Film Noir Foundation $10,000.00 toward funding of the restoration of "one of the best film noir movie no one has seen," Too Late for Tears. Based on a novel by future television titan Roy Huggins, and featuring Huggins' own brilliant screenplay, the film is a neglected masterpiece of noir, awaiting rediscovery.
A suburban housewife's decision to keep a satchel of money accidentally tossed into her convertible results in mayhem and murder. For many years, all 35mm prints of the film were believed lost, but through the determined efforts of the Film Noir Foundation, sufficient original material has been discovered to enable a restoration, performed under the auspices of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The six-month preservation project will culminate in the film being returned to the big screen in 2014, at NOIR CITY screenings and the international film festival circuit.
Noir in the City of Roses
Portland, Oregon's historic non-profit venue, The Hollywood Theatre, is proud to announce the first Noir City: Portland film festival, September 20–22, 2013. The lineup of titles boasts two of the
Film Noir Foundation's latest preservation efforts, Try and Get Me! (1951), and High Tide (1947), along with an impeccable selection of vintage noir titles including Alias Nick Beal (1949), Street of Chance (1942), The Come On (1956), and more! Hosted by the Czar of Noir himself, Eddie Muller, Noir City: Portland will feature these films in beautiful 35mm prints! Many of these titles have not screened for Portland audiences since their initial release decades ago and none of them are available on DVD. Don't miss out! The full program and all ticketing information will be available soon at www.HollywoodTheatre.org.
Tickets Now Available for NOIR CITY: Chicago!
Full schedule information and tickets for NOIR CITY: Chicago are now available at the Music Box Theatre's website! Come celebrate NOIR CITY's 5th anniversary in the Windy City, August 23-29. The Music Box Theatre, in partnership with the FNF, will present 16 classic film noirs, all in glorious 35mm prints. Screenings include an all-Saturday marathon of Technicolor noir, and presentations of the FNF's three most recent restorations during the course of the festival: Try and Get Me! (1951), Repeat Performance (1947) and High Tide (1947). FNF prez Eddie Muller hosts the opening weekend. Film historian and FNF board member Foster Hirsch will guide attendees down NOIR CITY's dark alleys during the week. They'll also be some "short" surprises before the features, as well as a book singing with Eddie. Don't miss it!
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