NOIR CITY XMAS 2017
'Tis the Season -- NOIR CITY Xmas 2017
Join us on Wednesday, December 20, at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre for the eighth annual NOIR CITY XMAS, as the Film Noir Foundation offers a double feature of rare noir-stained 1940s yuletide films to darken your spirits. The evening will also feature the unveiling of the full schedule (and poster!) for NOIR CITY 16, the world's most popular film noir festival, coming to the Castro Theatre January 26 through February 4, 2018. And, for your holiday shopping pleasure, NOIR CITY 16 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! As always, NOIR CITY co-programmer and FNF prez Eddie Muller will be your noir Noel host.
1949, Paramount. 97 min. Dir. Lewis R. Foster
Screenplay by Lewis R. Foster and Whitman Chambers, based on "The Man Who Stole a Dream" by L.S. Goldsmith
Poor Dorothy Lamour is on the "Road to the Slammer" when she becomes prime suspect in the murder of a wealthy socialite. Could the real culprit be sleazy private-eye neighbor Dan Duryea? Or studly insurance investigator Sterling Hayden? This wildly convoluted mystery, veering from high style to low humor, is a contemporaneous parody of noir tropes. An ultra-rarity never before screened at NOIR CITY, Manhandled is presented via a special one-night-only arrangement with Paramount Pictures.
ALIAS BOSTON BLACKIE
1942, Columbia [Sony Pictures]. 67 min. Dir. Lew Landers
Screenplay by Paul Yawitz
Brand new 35mm print!
Reformed thief Boston Blackie (Chester Morris) helps present a charity Christmas show for New York prison inmates, but things go haywire when a wrongly convicted con (Larry Parks) uses the troupe to aid in his bust-out. Blackie frantically outraces the cops to recapture the con and spare him a bad end. This breathless combination of mystery, comedy, and action is perhaps the best offering in Columbia's long-running "Boston Blackie" series, one of the most popular "B" serials of all-time.
Holiday Giving at NOIR CITY Xmas
Here's your chance to prove it's not such a bitter little world at this year's NOIR CITY Xmas. We will have collection bins at the event for both the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and the SF-Marin Food Bank, 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 not be 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!