Noir City: Chicago 3

Friday, August 12th – Thursday, August 18th, 2011


Join us for the 3rd sensational edition of NOIR CITY: CHICAGO as the Music Box teams up with the Film Noir Foundation for a festival that combines extraordinary rarities with revivals of recognized classics — all presented on the big screen in glorious 35mm prints!


The Film Noir Foundation has been at the forefront of the noir revival, cracking studio vaults to resurrect long-neglected examples of America’s most revered genre, funding restorations and preservations, ensuring that these hard-bitten yet sleekly sexy cinematic offerings remain available in their original form for generations to come.

Over the past fifty years, film noir has been recognized as a unique example of an organic cinematic movement, one that produced many of the best and most time-tested Hollywood films of the forties and fifties. These tough-as-nails crime stories, told in a distinctly American vernacular but informed by a darkly romantic European visual sensibility, continue to entrance audiences in each successive generation.

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