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Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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NOIR CITY once again offers the dark gift of film noir for the holidays. Join us at San Francisco's historic Castro Theatre at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18 for a double dose of Noir Noel: Allen Baron's landmark independent crime drama Blast of Silence (1961) followed by the ultra-rare genre-bending Christmas Eve (1947).

The show will also feature the first public release of the NOIR CITY 12 program schedule, the unveiling of the new NOIR CITY 12 poster, holiday shopping for the noir lover in your life, and a very special surprise guest! "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller and the reigning Ms. NOIR CITY, Audra Wolfmann, will host.

Both films will screen in 35mm, and as usual tickets for this exceptional event are only $10 for the double bill -- less than the cost of a single holiday eggnog at any bar in town! Tickets will also be available at the Castro box office on the day of show.  

BLAST OF SILENCE (1961, 77 min.)
Celebrate the holidays in proper noir style with one of the bleakest films ever set during the Christmas season! Taciturn hit man Frankie Bono returns to his childhood haunts in New York for a quick noel knockoff, only to be tortured by the ghosts of Christmases past. Will Frankie make it to a New Year? A unique and spellbinding low-budget indie that's a singular bridge between classic 1940s film noir and the cinema verite style of the 1960s. Produced, written, directed and starring Allen Baron.

CHRISTMAS EVE a/k/a SINNER'S HOLIDAY (1947, 90 min.)
Our yuletide gift to NOIR CITY fans is a one-time-only screening of this ultra-rare comedy-drama hybrid, shown in the only surviving 35mm print! A rich widower will be swindled out of her fortune by a shady executor unless her three ne'er-do-well sons can ALL make it home by Christmas to stake a claim to the estate! George Raft, Joan Blondell, and Randolph Scott head an all-star cast of film noir favorites.


Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States


Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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