NOIR CITY X: DARK PASSAGE / THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL
The price of admission gets you in for the double bill.
(1947, Warner Bros. 106 min.)
We kick off this year's festival with Bogart & Bacall's darkest duet, a bizarre ramble through nocturnal 1940s San Francisco, as an escaped con pursues the real culprit in his wife's murder. Startling use of the subjective-eye camera focuses on the mid-20th century city in all its noir glory. A 10th anniversary encore of NOIR CITY's inaugural Opening Night film. Screenplay and direction by Delmer Daves, based on the novel by David Goodis.
THE HOUSE ON TELEGRAPH HILL
(1951, 20th Century-Fox, 93 min.)
A WWII concentration camp survivor (Valentina Cortese) trades identities with a doomed camp-mate and winds up living a luxurious lie in a mysterious mansion above North Beach. Her romantic attachments soon turn suspicious, sinister, and deadly. A classic "woman in jeopardy" thriller, shot entirely on location in the city, and a time capsule of postwar San Francisco. Screenplay by Elich Moll & Frank Partos, from a novel by Dana Lyon. Directed by Robert Wise.
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
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