Here is the schedule for this year's Noir City Film Festival. This year's festival is focusing on foreign films, plus the newly restored film "Too Late for Tears".
Festival passes and single tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.siff.net/cinema/noir-city-2014
Hope to see you there. - Benjamin
Thursday, February 13
7:00 PM Noir City Opening Night
A double shot of WWII intrigue as Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles star in Journey Into Fear and The Third Man. Introduced by the Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller.
Friday, February 14
7:00 PM, Death is a Caress
A young mechanic, recently engaged, falls under the spell of a sophisticated married socialite who's brought in her car for repairs. The sexual bliss is ecstatic-but short-lived.
9:00 PM Death of a Cyclist |
Juan Antonio Bardem was a true hero, bringing a new frankness (initially influenced by neorealism) and an oppositional political consciousness to Spanish cinema during the Franco era
Saturday, February 15
2:00 PM Wages of Fear |
Four men, trapped in a pestilent South American village, agree to transport a dangerous shipment of nitroglycerine through treacherous terrain.
4:30 PM Hardly a Criminal |
A bank employee (Jorge Salcedo) uses a loophole in Argentine law to concoct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement after serving six years in prison.
7:00 PM Too Late For Tears |
For many years, all 35mm prints of Too Late for Tears 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.
9:00 PM Hitch-Hiker |
Two buddies on a fishing trip are hijacked by a nomadic killer who plans to murder them after they deliver him to safety.
Sunday, February 16
2:00 PM Murderers Are Among Us |
A doctor, haunted by his service as a Nazi, falls in love with a camp survivor, but is compelled to seek vengeance on his commanding officer.
4:00 PM It Always Rains on Sunday |
An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.
7:00 PM Drunken Angel |
An alcoholic doctor and a tubercular gangster forge an unexpected friendship after the doctor saves the callow crook's life, but the return of a criminal comrade sparks a tragic turn.
9:00 PM Brighton Rock |
Adapted from the Graham Greene novel, John Boulting's Brighton Rock opens on a sunny Whitsun bank holiday at the slightly tacky seaside resort of Brighton (the title refers to a local hard candy), people are dancing to the bands on the pier, and the shooting galleries, souvenir stands, and tea rooms are packed with day-trippers.
Monday, February 17
2:00 PM Pepe le Moko |
Jean Gabin is suave Parisian gangster Pepe Le Moko, who's been hiding out in the Casbah, the Arab quarter of Algiers, while the heat is on. But he misses Paris and when he falls for a sexy French tourist, he seals his fate.
4:00 PM Rififi |
This French equivalent of The Asphalt Jungle focuses on four professional crooks determined to execute the perfect heist.
7:00 PM Riptide |
A mysterious young man (Gerard Philipe) visits a desolate coastal town during a bleak winter, soon followed by another watchful, curious stranger.
9:00 PM Quai des Orfèvres |
Before he made The Wages of Fear and Diaolique, Henri-Georges Clouzot came up with this gritty thriller about a conniving chanteuse and her jealous husband who are involved in a murder and tracked by a clever police inspector. Restored with new, unexpurgated subtitles.
[Thanks to Benjamin!]