Next Stop: Noir City

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I’ll be headed to Noir City soon, so the blog will be on hiatus until I get back. While I won’t be posting here during the festival, I will be tweeting as much as I can, so please follow me @awolverton77 on Twitter. In the meantime, please feel free to check out my posts from last year’s Noir City 16. Stay tuned!

Noir City 16 Line-Up Announced!

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It’s such a simple idea, yet it’s a stroke of genius: pair up an “A” picture from the classic film noir era (1941 to 1953 in this case) with a “B” picture for an unbeatable noir double feature for each day of Noir City 16 at San Francisco’s historic Castro Theatre Jan. 26-Feb. 4, 2018. At last night’s Noir City Christmas at the Castro Theatre, which featured a double feature of Manhandled (1949) and Alias Boston Blackie (1942), Eddie Muller unveiled the full Noir City 16 schedule, which you can find here.

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Noir City DC 2017 Coming Soon…

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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.

Summer Reading Challenge: Noir City Annual 2015 – Eddie Muller, editor

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Noir City Annual 2015 – Eddie Muller, editor
Film Noir Foundation, 2016
Paperback, 271 pages
ISBN 9780692565315

If you’ve ever watched one of Eddie Muller’s introductions on TCM’s Noir Alley (every Sunday at 10am EST,  by the way) or FilmStruck, listened to one of his DVD commentaries, or heard him introduce a film in person, you know that Muller’s love of film noir is personal, passionate, and boundless. Now imagine a book filled with men and women just like Muller who share his passion for film noir. That’s what you get when you pick up any Noir City annual.

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