announcement today: Sunday, March 5th, is the launch date for the new TCM franchise, Noir Alley.
Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation will host a film noir every Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time/10:00 Eastern.
The series launches with THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) on the 5th, followed in succeeding weeks by DETOUR (1945), ACT OF VIOLENCE (1948), and TENSION (1949).
Eddie and Ben Mankiewicz filmed a cute ad on Eddie's new set.
TCM has also launched a @NoirAlley account on Twitter. Follow it for all the latest news on the series, and Tweet using the hashtag #NoirAlley. There is also a Noir Alley Facebook page. Both social media accounts "will feature a constantly refreshed collection of special content, including exclusive videos from Eddie Muller."
The TCM press release quotes Eddie as saying "Film noir offers more than just entertainment. They serve as a vital part of both film and American history and I’m honored to have the opportunity to share these cinematic treasures – from the well-known classics to the unsung gems waiting to be rediscovered – with TCM's community of movie lovers."
The enthusiasm of both Eddie and Alan K. Rode has encouraged me to delve deeper and deeper in film noir, with rewarding results. I'm delighted Eddie will have an expanded opportunity to share his great knowledge and love for the genre with new audiences thanks to TCM. I look forward to congratulating him at the upcoming Noir City Film Festival!
Speaking of Noir City, the schedule just went live this week, and it's completely amazing. I'm going to be spending a lot of time in Hollywood next month! I'll be posting more on the schedule here in March.