Monday, April 8, 2013


Robert Siodmak's The Killers (1946) screens April 17th at Noir City: Hollywood

A presentation of the American Cinematheque and the Film Noir Foundation, Noir City: Hollywood, the 15th annual Los Angeles film noir festival, is in full swing now and runs through April 21. Films screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. For program and ticket information, click here.

The 14th Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival is set for May 16 - 19 in Palm Springs, California. This year's program features 12 films and many special guests:

Thurs. May 16
7:30 pm Three Strangers (1946), with special guest writer/director Michael Lindsay-Hogg, son of Geraldine Fitzgerald

Fri. May 17
10:00 am Alias Nick Beal (1949)
1:00 pm Mary Ryan Detective (1950), with special guest Marsha Hunt
4:00 pm Try and Get Me (1950)
7:30 pm Edge of Doom (1950), with special guest Joan Evans

Sat. May 18
10:00 am High Tide (1947)
1:00 pm Strange Illusion (1945), with special guest Jimmy Lydon
4:00 pm Champion (1949)
7:30 pm Murder Inc. (1960), with special guest Stuart Whitman

Sun. May 19
10:00 am The Suspect (1944)
1:00 pm Christmas Holiday (1944), with special guest Patricia Ward Kelly
4:00 pm The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

For more information, click here.
John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950) screens May 19 at the Arthur Lyons Film Noir Festival

Now available from the Film Noir Foundation is the stunning Spring 2013 edition of the organization's e-magazine, Noir City. The cover story, "Dark Mirrors" by Vince Keenan, takes a look at film noir remakes. Also inside, Imogen Sara Smith's in-depth (19 pages!) profile of France's legendary Jean Gabin, a look at director Richard Fleischer's RKO years and reflections on the careers of Frank Lovejoy and Julie London - click here to find out how to receive an e-copy of the latest Noir City.


  1. Wonderful stuff. I came in to look hoping that I'd be able to go to this. But, alas, I can't. I'm in "festival" stupor thinking about the TCMFF. Oh well.


    1. Festival season has definitely arrived. I'm debating whether or not to head down to L.A. to see if I can get a ticket to "The Razor's Edge" when it screens at the TCM festival.

  2. The hubby and I used to go to a restaurant in Stratford, Ontario where the Men's and Ladies Rooms were designated with a picture of Burt Lancaster and a picture of Ava Gardner. Who knew going to the washroom could be a noirish experience?

  3. I like it! Wish more restaurants were that creative about their restrooms.

  4. These all sound real cool. Would love to be there!

    1. And I'd love to be in your state for the Bogart Festival in Key Largo!