Sunday, August 19, 2018

NOIR CITY Returns to the Motor City!

NOIR CITY Detroit returns to its home at the historic Redford Theatre September 22-23 with all the violence, corruption, and melodrama that Detroiters have come to expect from this annual film noir festival. This year's 2-day event kicks off on Saturday night with a double bill of Act of Violence (1949) and The Killing (1956) and closes with a midnight screening of Taxi Driver (1976). Sunday afternoon brings a double bill of big-city corruption––Force of Evil (1948) and the independent crime feature Inside Detroit (1956) shot entirely on location in the Motor City! On Sunday evening, the festival wraps up with two noir melodramas––a new digital restoration of I Walk Alone (1948) and No Man of Her Own (1950).

FNF founder and president Eddie Muller will introduce all the films. The $30 NOIR CITY All Movie Pass grants access to all festival screenings plus entry to an exclusive reception with Eddie on Saturday, September 22, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., prior to the evening shows.

Friday, August 17, 2018


The Left Coast Crime national committee is offering FIVE scholarships to Left Coast Crime #29 in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 28-31, 2019. The LCC Scholarships include a free registration to the convention in Vancouver (currently $300 Canadian) plus $200 US expense money (or Canadian equivalent). For more info on LCC #29, visit the Whale of a Crime website.

Purpose: LCC Scholarships are intended for anyone needing financial assistance to attend the convention, and seek to encourage fandom and talent in crime writing of all types.

Qualifications: The scholarships are open to everyone. You only need to complete the application process. Prior attendance at LCC is not required.

Application Process: Simply email the following items in one email package to — and please include “Scholarship” in the subject line:

1. Name and mailing address
2. Telephone number
3. Year of birth
4. Brief description of your current occupation or circumstances
5. A 200-500 word essay explaining your interest in crime fiction and what attending the convention would mean to you
6. If you are a writer, please include a short sample of your fiction or non-fiction writing, blog post, or book review

Deadline: Applications must be received by November 30, 2018.

Decision and Announcement: The scholarship committee will let each of the applicants know the results by December 15, 2018. We won’t publicize the names of those awarded scholarships, but recipients are free to make their own announcements.

Questions? Email