Hey film noir fans,
NOIR CITY: CHICAGO returns to the Music Box, beginning this Friday! The 6th edition of this annual film noir festival is going international, exploding the long-held belief that noir stories are a specifically American phenomenon.
Focusing on the years immediately following World War II, this year’s NOIR CITY: CHICAGO fetival features classic noir films from France, Japan, Argentina, Spain, Italy, and Britain, as well as a sampling of homegrown Hollywood rarities. The 17 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 Film Noir Foundation, co-presenters of the festival with the Music Box, will also be presenting its latest 35mm film restoration, TOO LATE FOR TEARS (1949), which Film Noir Foundation president Eric Muller declares, “the best unknown American film noir of the classic era.” Also screening will be the newly struck 35mm print of the tough-as-nails ROADBLOCK (1951). “Our desire to expand the scope of the NOIR CITY festival has resulted in our most ambitious program ever,” says Muller.
Tickets and Festival Passes are on sale now! 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. Check below for the full schedule and festival highlights!