Noir City: Chicago 2017

Fri, Aug 25th, 2017 to Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

NOIR CITY: CHICAGO returns to the Music Box Theatre August 25 - 31, 2017, with an epically suspenseful series of criminal capers!  

"The Big Knockover" celebrates the history of the heist film from black-and-white Hollywood classics such as THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) and KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL (1952), to 1974's THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1,2,3, to the stunning contemporary thriller from Argentina EL AURA (2005).  This year's focus on hold-ups, heists, and schemes gone awry provides the perfect opportunity to venture beyond the 1940s and '50s to show how noir has expanded and transformed over the decades. 

NOIR CITY: CHICAGO's opening night will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Curtis Hanson's L.A. CONFIDENTIAL with a screening of the film in 35MM.

Co-presented by the Film Noir Foundation