NOIR CITY XMAS 2016
Join us on Wednesday, December 14, as the Film Noir Foundation celebrates the holidays by tossing aside the Christmas treacle for a headlong dive into a double bill of danger and darkness. In addition to the seasonally themed program at San Francisco's Castro Theatre, host Eddie Muller will be revealing the theme and complete film schedule for the eagerly anticipated NOIR CITY 15 festival coming to the Castro Theatre January 20-29, 2017. And, for your shopping pleasure, NOIR CITY 15 Passports (all-access festival passes) will be available for sale at NOIR CITY Xmas--just visit the FNF's merchandise table on the Castro mezzanine.
For this year's noir-stained noel, we present:
CASH ON DEMAND 7:30 PM
1961, England. Hammer Films. 84 min.
Scr. David T. Chantler, Lewis Greifer. Dir. Quentin Lawrence
In this stunningly suspenseful noir take on "A Christmas Carol, " Peter Cushing (in perhaps the finest performance of his long career) plays a Scrooge-like bank manager caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a charming and merciless thief (an equally great Andre Morell) who's devised a devious plan for a holiday heist. Known mainly for its horror films, this is one of the greatest movies ever produced by Britain's legendary Hammer Films, presented in a superb, pristine 35mm print from Sony Pictures. The perfect antidote to Yuletide schmaltz!
THE ICE HARVEST 9:30 PM
2005. USA. Focus Features. 92 min.
Scr. Richard Russo, Robert Benton. Dir. Harold Ramis
Wily mob lawyer Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) and his shifty accomplice Vic (Billy Bob Thornton) conspire to steal $2 million from Wichita's sleaziest gangster (Randy Quaid) on Christmas Eve. But as an ice storm descends on the region, Charlie's associates prove more treacherous than the forces of nature. Scott Phillips's classic neo-noir novel is adapted by a pair of ace screenwriters into a race-against-the-clock thriller, shot through with streaks of hilariously mordant black humor. Featuring Connie Nielsen as one of the sexiest modern femmes fatales.
HOLIDAY GIVING AT NOIR CITY XMAS
You've got a chance to prove that it's not such a bitter little world after all at this year's NOIR CITY Xmas. We will have collection bins for both the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and the SF-Marin Food Bank at the event, and we encourage everyone to give what they can. The San Francisco Firefighters are looking for toys for kids--infants through 12 years old. Toys must be un-gift-wrapped. The SF-Marin Food Bank needs the following: peanut butter, low-sugar cereal, whole-grain rice, pasta, oats, low-sodium soups and stews, tuna and other canned meats, and canned fruits and vegetables. Please no glass, opened items, perishables, or items past their "use before" date.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|