Friday, June 27, 2014

NOIR CITY Chicago: International Noir Films

Listen up, Chicago Fans! NOIR CITY will be at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre August 9–September 4, 2014.

The 6th edition of NOIR CITY - Chicago will predominantly feature international titles, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories and style are specifically American. The focus is on the immediate post-WWII years, spotlighting noir from France, Japan, Argentina, Spain, and Italy—including Death of a Cyclist (Spain, 1955), Ossessione (Italy, 1942), PepĂ© Le Moko (France, 1937), Rififi (France, 1955), Two Men in Manhattan (France, 1959), Hardly a Criminal (Argentina, 1949), Drunken Angel (Japan, 1948) and Stray Dog (Japan, 1949).

The festival will include films restored by the FNF, funded largely by the generous support of our NOIR CITY festival patrons and FNF donors. A new FNF-funded subtitled print of the Argentine rarity El Vampiro Negro (1953), a revisionist take on M, will screen on a bill with the 1951 Hollywood version of Fritz Lang's famous 1931 film. The FNF, co-presenters of the festival, will also be presenting its latest 35mm film restoration, Too Late for Tears (1949), as well as a newly struck 35mm print of the tough-as-nails Roadblock, starring noir favorite Charles McGraw. We'll update you when the full schedule and tickets go on sale at

Check out this cool trailer from Joe Talbot:

NOIR CITY 2014 Trailer - Chicago from Joe Talbot on Vimeo.

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