Yesterday I mentioned that next month's Noir City schedule hadn't been posted yet, although a couple of the titles had been previewed. Tonight the full schedule was announced, and it's terrific.
The 13th Annual Noir City Festival will take place at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard between April 1st and April 20th, 2011.
Opening night will duplicate the first night of January's San Francisco festival, with a restored print of HIGH WALL (1947). HIGH WALL is one of Robert Taylor's best postwar pictures; it costars Audrey Totter and Herbert Marshall and was directed by Curtis Bernhardt.
Playing with HIGH WALL will be a restored print of STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT (1944), a 56-minute Republic programmer directed by Anthony Mann.
Two films being shown during the festival which I'd love to see on the big screen are CAUGHT (1949), a Max Ophuls film with Robert Ryan, James Mason, and Barbara Bel Geddes, and THE BRIBE (1949), which stars Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Vincent Price, Charles Laughton, and John Hodiak.
THE BRIBE plays with JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1943), written by and starring Joseph Cotten.
Some of the other interesting titles playing next month:
...WHIPLASH (1949) starring Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, and my favorite slimy heel, Zachary Scott. It was released by Warner Archive earlier this month.
...THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME (1947), with Robert Young, Jane Greer, Susan Hayward, and Rita Johnson.
...HAZARD (1948), with Paulette Goddard and Macdonald Carey.
As I mentioned yesterday, Peter Ford will be signing his new biography of his father at a double bill of Glenn Ford films, FRAMED (1947) and MR. SOFT TOUCH (1949). The schedule adds the information that there will be a discussion with Peter Ford between movies.
Last year was my first visit to the festival. Hopefully this year I'll be able to attend multiple screenings!
Ticket information is not yet available; those interested should watch the schedule and Film Noir Los Angeles Facebook page for announcements.
I notice this schedule just has 26 of the advertised 28 titles listed. Perhaps another pair of movies will be shown on April 17th? I assume further information will be forthcoming.
Before the Noir City Festival begins, I'll be attending two films at the UCLA Festival of Preservation, including Dick Powell and Rhonda Fleming in CRY DANGER (1951). Lots of good movie viewing ahead!
Update: According to this schedule, Barbara Hale is scheduled to appear at the festival on April 15th.
The schedule also confirms that there will be a pair of films shown on April 17th; the titles will be announced later.