NOIR CITY XMAS 2018
'Tis the Season
Ring in the holidays with a Cruel Yule courtesy of the Film Noir Foundation. In addition to bearing gifts of compelling cinematic artistry, host Eddie Muller will reveal the program for the upcoming NOIR CITY 17 festival scheduled for January 25-February 3, 2019. Plus lots of fun surprises!
THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
1955, United Artists. 93 min. Dir. Charles Laughton
Screenplay by James Agee, from the novel by Davis Grubb
The holiday season is the perfect time to share this timeless noir fairytale about the eternal human struggle--between avarice and atonement, sinners and saviors, good and evil. Robert Mitchum gives a legendary performance as a vile and conniving ex-con masquerading as a man of the cloth. He's not about to let two innocent children come between him and a long-hidden bounty. Shelley Winters may be a gullible mark for this faux preacher, but spinster Rachel Cooper (a memorable portrayal by Lillian Gish) knows the devil when she sees it. Actor Charles Laughton created a stunning work of magical realism, the only picture he'd ever direct. Why not quit while you're ahead? This is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Holiday Giving at NOIR CITY Xmas
Here's your chance to prove it's not such a bitter little world afterall! 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. Thank you in advance for any contributions you can make of toys (including books) or food.
Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|