Monday, March 28, 2011

"Noir City"

It was a time when a movie's "hero" could actually be the villain. A time when women were femme fatales who could wrap unsuspecting males around their little fingers. A time of dark streets, men in fedoras and trench coats who called coffee a cup of Joe and smoked unfiltered cigarettes.

In other words, it was the time of film noir.

On Friday, " Noir City: Hollywood, 13th Annual Festival of Film Noir" rolls into the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre for a three-week stay. Along with some of the usual noir suspects, the festival features rarities. More than 20 of the films being shown aren't available on DVD.

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