Noir City 6: It’s a Bitter Little World

Friday, August 29th – Thursday, September 4th, 2014


The 6th edition of the Music Box’s annual film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories and style are a specifically American phenomenon.



$12 tickets per film. Each film is part of a double feature and buying a ticket to a feature entitles the holder to the next film of the day as part of the festival.
$75 Festival Pass


Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year’s NOIR CITY festival features classic noir films from France, Japan, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Britain, as well as a sampling of homegrown Hollywood rarities. The 14 films in the series reveal that the cinematic movement known as Noir spanned the globe, and its style, sexiness, and cynicism crossed all international borders.

The Foundation, co-presenters of the festival with the Music Box, will also be presenting its latest 35mm film restoration, Too Late for Tears (1949), starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea, which Muller declares “the best unknown American film noir of the classic era.” Also screening will be a newly struck 35mm print of the tough-as-nails Roadblock, starring noir favorite Charles McGraw.

“Our desire to expand the scope of the NOIR CITY festival has resulted in our most ambitious program ever,” said Film Noir Foundation president Eddie Muller. “Its overall impact will, I suspect, change many people’s long-standing preconceptions about film noir.”

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