Thursday, August 29, 2019

It’s Back! Noir City: Chicago 2019

Festival Dates: Friday September 6th to Thursday September 12th

Noir City: Chicago is back at the Music Box Theatre. This year’s theme is Film Noir in the 1950s. Once again the film festival will be presented by Eddie Muller, host of TCM’s Noir Alley and the Film Noir Foundation’s Alan K. Rode, author of Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film.

The event is co-presented by the Film Noir Foundation and sponsored by TCM’s Noir Alley. Festival passes are available at $85 and $75 for Music Box Theatre members. Tickets are available for individual movies as well as packages for double features.

Some of the films to be screened include In a Lonely Place, The File on Thelma Jordan, Pickup on South Street, Sudden Fear, and Pushover. For a complete list of films screened and more information on the festival, including ticket prices, click here.

Must sees for me:

  • The File On Thelma Jordan (1950) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Wendell Corey; directed by Robert Siodmak
  • Pickup on South Street (1953) starring Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, and Thelma Ritter; directed by Samuel Fuller
  • Sudden Fear (1952) starring Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, and Gloria Graham; directed by David Miller
  • Touch of Evil (1958) starring Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, and Orson Welles; directed by Orson Welles

Not sure I’ll get to all of them, but those are my picks! What films are you most excited about seeing on the big screen?

1 comment:

  1. Your must-sees would be on my list, too. How marvellous to see those on the big screen!


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