Noir City Film Festival

Noir City Film Festival The Noir City Film Festival is entering its 15th year of Film Noir at the Castro Theater. The festival will present eight decades of movies under the name The Big Knockover. And each of the 24 films are about hold-ups, heists, and schemes.

Noir City will span film history from black-and-white classics such as jewelry store heist film The Asphalt Jungle (1950) to stunning contemporary thrillers including the German film, Victoria (2015).

Audiences can expect to see Marilyn Monroe, Ann-Margret, Walter Matthau, Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges (who co-star in 1974’s Thunderbolt and Lightfoot), and Philip Seymour Hoffman light up the silver screen. The roster of directors is extraordinary, and includes John Huston, Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin.

Visit the Noir City website for a list of films, showtimes and to purchase advance tickets (including a festival pass).

And for a great read about the founder and history of the festival, here’s a link to Craftsmanship Quarterly Magazine’s article The Celluloid Gumshoe.

Noir City Film Festival at the Castro Theater
429 Castro Street, San Francisco
January 20 through 29, 2017

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