Yes it is that time of year again one full week of Film Noir. Presented by the incomparable Eddie Muller, at the Uptown Theater February 22nd - 28th of February. Hope to see you there.
Films Friday 22nd
Try and Get Me! The true story of a shocking kidnapping and murder in San Jose provided the inspiration for one of the most compelling—and unjustly neglected—masterpieces of film noir. An Ex-GI meets a flashy hoodlum who eases him into a lucrative life of crime.
Hell Drivers An ex-con trying to go straight takes a job driving for a corrupt trucking company, where the bosses pit the drivers against each other in a dangerous competition that leads to higher profits—and death!
Sunset Boulevard One of the great films of all time, and Billy Wilder’s masterpiece, Sunset Boulevard follows a struggling screenwriter as he moves into the crumbling mansion of an aging silent-film star to ghostwrite her big comeback film.
Repeat Performance A noir version of It's a Wonderful Life. Back-stabbing backstage melodrama is crossed with The Twilight Zone in this rare fantasy-noir hybrid resurrected and restored in a brand new 35mm print.
A House Divided One of the first talking pictures from legendary director William Wyler tells the magnificently melodramatic tale of a widowed fisherman on a small Pacific Island whose new mail-order bride prefers the conjugal bed of the old man's son.
Kiss Before the Mirror As an attorney devises an "insanity" defense for a man accused of killing his adulterous wife, he suspects his own wife of cheating, and decides a "not guilty" verdict will allow him to murder his own adulterous spouse!
Native Son This adaptation of Richard Wright's best-selling novel is equal parts noir thriller and social commentary, depicting the existential and societal pressures faced by a black man trying to survive in a culture dominated by whites.
Intruder in the Dust When a proud African American farmer is accused of murdering a white man, it's up to a young boy to stand up to the vigilantes and help solve the crime in this adaptation of William Faulkner's classic novel.
Experiment in Terror In this spine-tingling suspense classic, a bank teller is forced to be an accomplice to a daring robbery scheme when her sister is taken hostage by a perverted criminal genius.
The Window A young boy in a New York tenement witnesses a murder but no one, not even his own parents, believes him, except his upstairs neighbors…the killers! [first adaptation of a short story by Cornell Woolrich
Man in the Dark 3D Fully restored 3D and glorious black-and-white! A crook undergoes an experimental operation to eliminate his criminal urges, which also makes him forget where he hid the loot from a big heist.
Inferno 3D It's the essential Noir City plot: illicit lovers hatch a "foolproof" scheme to bump off the woman's rich, domineering husband. But the husband, left for dead in the scorching desert, doesn't die...
Street of Chance Burgess Meredith stars as a man who loses his memory after being struck by a falling beam. As he struggles to piece his life together he realizes he's lived the preceding year as another person!
The Chase In this intriguing film noir rarity, a drifter becomes chauffeur to a sadistic gangster and winds up falling for his wife, setting off a nightmarish chain of events.
High Tide A crusading newspaper editor gets more than he bargained for when he hires a private dick to protect him from riled-up gangsters.
Thanks to Benjamin Chamberlain for his annual report on Seattle's Film Noir Cycle!