NOIR CITY XMAS 2012
HERE COMES CHRISTMAS -- NOIR CITY STYLE! Join us Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at San Francisco's majestic Castro Theatre for the Film Noir Foundation's 3rd Annual NOIR CITY XMAS show! Our Yule double bill pairs the über-unusual The Lady in the Lake (1947), a subjective camera adaption of Raymond Chandler's novel, set during the holidays, and the sweet-tart Holiday Affair (1949) with noir icon Robert Mitchum hot on the trail of nubile Janet Leigh.
The evening will also feature the unveiling of the full schedule for NOIR CITY 11 (individual tickets go on sale at 10 p.m. Dec. 19), the spectacular new NOIR CITY poster, and the latest Ms. NOIR CITY herself! Defying all the latest media death knells regarding repertory cinema and 35mm, the next NOIR CITY, coming to the Castro January 25-February 3, 2013, will present its most expansive schedule yet -- 27 films -- including three brand-new 35mm restorations funded by the Film Noir Foundation . . . and the noir lovers of San Francisco!
HOLIDAY AFFAIR 7:30
1949, RKO, dir. Don Hartman. 87 min.
Big bad Bob Mitchum is on the run from one of his RKO noir thrillers when he gets a job as house dick at a department store and busts adorable Janet Leigh, who's spying for the competition. Okay, it's not noir. It's a warm and witty romantic Christmas movie minus all the sappy sentiment. Hey, a little love never killed anybody!
THE LADY IN THE LAKE 9:30
1947, MGM, dir. Robert Montgomery. 105 min.
Private eye Philip Marlowe spends his holiday tangled up in mystery and murder! Star Robert Montgomery playfully directs one of the weirdest experiments in Hollywood history, filming Raymond Chandler's thorny tale entirely from Marlowe's POV. Truly unique, and presented in its original 35mm glory!
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|