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Keeping It Reel...NOIR CITY, coming to the Castro Theatre January 25–February 3, 2013, will present its most expansive schedule yet—with Special Guest Star actress Peggy Cummins...

 

The most popular film noir festival in the world is BACK! Defying media reports regarding the demise of repertory cinema and 35 millimeter film, the next edition of NOIR CITY, coming to the Castro Theatre January 25–February 3, 2013, will present its most expansive schedule yet—27 films—including three brand new 35mm restorations funded by the FNF and the noir-loving moviegoers of San Francisco!

As always, NOIR CITY will present both celebrated classics and wonderful rarities: some newly rescued from extinction and presented in glorious new 35mm prints, others screening for the first time in gorgeous 4K digital restorations.

Besides the world premieres of the FNF's latest film restoration projects: Try and Get Me! (1950), Repeat Performance (1949) and High Tide (1948), we'll also be presenting the West Coast premiere of the ultra-rare adaption of Richard Wright's classic Native Son (1951)—starring the author himself. The Film Foundation's restoration of The Chase (1946) will also have its world premiere at the festival.

In addition to celebrating film, NOIR CITY will also present the U.S. premieres of stunning 4K digital restorations of the stupendous Sunset Boulevard (1950) and the locally shot 1962 thriller Experiment in Terror.

We will also premiere the 4K digital restorations of two of the very first 3-D movies of 1953, Inferno and Man in the Dark.

NOIR CITY...

 

Go All Out at the NOIR CITY Nightclub

 

 

Want to dress to impress at NOIR CITY Nightclub? Why not wear a tux? Selix Formal-wear is offering NOIR CITY Nightclub patrons a special deal. Show your NOIR CITY ticket or passport receipt and $15 of your (very reasonable) rental fee will be donated to the Film Noir Foundation. Look sharp . . . and save a film! 11 locations in the Bay Area, visit Selix.com to find the one closest to you. Want to play the big shot as well as look like one? Snag one of the four remaining tables available at the NOIR CITY Nightclub on Saturday, February 2, 2013. You can reserve a table for four for $200. This advance sales listing will close when they have all been reserved. Book your table here.

 

We do want you to dress the part at the NOIR CITY Nightclub, so come in your 1940s finery. Want to go all out and wear a tux? Selix Formalwear is offering NOIR CITY Nightclub patrons a special deal. Show your NOIR CITY ticket or passport receipt and $15 of your (very reasonable) rental fee will be donated to the Film Noir Foundation. Look sharp . . . and save a film! Selix has 11 locations, visit Selix.com to find the one closet to you. Want to play the big shot as well as look like one? Snag one of seven tables available at the NOIR CITY Nightclub on Saturday, February 2, 2013. You can reserve a table for four for $200. This advance sales listing will close when they have all been reserved. Book your table here.

 

Save time and money, buy a passport to NOIR CITY 11. It grants the bearer entry to all 27 films in this year's program, to the 6 p.m. hosted opening-night reception on the Castro mezzanine with our special festival guest, Peggy Cummins and early admittance to the theater for all shows—all for the incredible price of $120. Please note: Passports do NOT include admission to the NOIR CITY Nightclub. Passports can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets, Patrons can also purchase tickets for the same low price at the Castro box office on the day of show.

...FOLLOW THIS LINK IN ORDER TO VIEW THE GLORIOUS BLACK & WHITE, and 3-d  FILM NOIR THAT AWAIT YOU...NOIR CITY WONDERFUL LINE-UP OF UNIQUE AND USUAL SUSPECTS THIS YEAR!

 

 

THANKS...AS ALWAYS, ALL Of THE IMAGES AND INFORMATION IS OWNED AND COPYRIGHTED@ BY THE FILM NOIR FOUNDATION.

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INFORMATION ABOUT NOIR CITY NIGHT-CLUB... TOO! ]

Party Like It's 1949!

The NOIR CITY NIGHTCLUB returns this year on Saturday, February 2, 2013. Revelers will time travel to the 1940s for an extraordinary evening of scintillating music, sexy striptease, dancing, and drinking ($5 cocktails . . . beat that price!), all in our new vintage venue, the Regency Lodge at 1290 Sutter Street (at Van Ness). Film lovers don't fret: Festival screenings are arranged so you can attend the soiree without missing a single film! This year's show, emceed by "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, includes the sizzling jazz of the Dmitri Matheny Group (unveiling its new "Crime Scenes" Suite), the sultry pop-noir stylings of Erin Brazill and the Brazillionaires (performing "The Hitchcock Suite"), the return of international striptease sensation Evie Lovelle, terrific torch song temptress Laura Ellis, and the uniquely soulful and sinister serenades of El Radio Fantastique! Evening attire preferred. Tickets now on sale here.

 

Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 20, 2012 at 4:56pm

ACTRESS PEGGY CUMMINS IN PERSON!

NOIR CITY 11 kicks off with a tribute to special guest star Peggy Cummins, legendary for her ferocious performance as carnival sharpshooter Annie Laurie Starr in Gun Crazy (1950). Ms. Cummins, traveling all the way from her home in London, will be interviewed onstage by host Eddie Muller following a screening of the film.

Our tribute to Ms. Cummins continues on Saturday, January 26, with matinee screenings of Curse of the Demon (1957) and Helldrivers (1957).  ORDER TICKETS.

Comment by Darkness To Light... on December 20, 2012 at 4:53pm

NOIR CITY Accommodations...

If you're an out-of-towner looking for lodging in the City by the Bay, or you're a local looking to turn a night at the festival into a romantic getaway, our colleagues at the Prescott Hotel have an offer you can't refuse: a special nightly rate of $145 (before taxes) exclusively for NOIR CITY 11 attendees.

This boutique hotel, located only two blocks from Union Square and housed in the city's original Press Club, possesses a vintage feel and is only a short ride by Metro or taxi from the Castro Theatre. The Prescott will be providing classic film noir entertainment to its guests at their nightly wine hour throughout the festival as well as a 20% discount on meals at the adjacent (and acclaimed) Postrio restaurant.

→ Visit the Prescott website for more information on this great rat...

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