If you’re a film noir fan who lives in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, you’re in for a big treat next month as Noir City comes to the area. From October 14-26 you’ll find a total of 21 great film noir titles to enjoy at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD. Noir expert and film historian Foster Hirsch will be on hand to introduce several films during the festival’s first weekend and the Czar of Noir himself, Eddie Muller, will attend during the second weekend.
I experienced Noir City DC for the first three years ago which whetted my appetite for more noir, leading me to the flagship Noir City festival in San Francisco. The San Francisco festival is the pinnacle of noir gatherings, but if you can’t make it to that festival (Jan. 26 – Feb. 4, 2018), Noir City DC is a great gathering as well. You’ll find great films shown in a terrific theater, great merchandise and other ways to support the Film Noir Foundation, and other great film noir fans to meet.
I’ll be talking more about the festival as it gets closer, but I do hope you’ll consider attending. I’m planning on being there for at least three or four days, so maybe I’ll see you there.