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NOIR CITY Film Festival

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 19:46:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
NOIR CITY 2018 plays at the Castro for 9 days in 2018. Photo via Google.
With its rolling hills and fog, San Francisco has often been the perfect setting for noir films. Classics like “Vertigo,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “Dark Passage” were either shot or set in the city. No wonder that once a year the city plays host to the NOIR CITY Film Festival.
    
Taking place in the Castro Theatre over the course of nine days, Jan. 26 to Feb. 4, the 2018 16th anniversary festival will feature several films that exemplify the crime genre. The  full lineup was not announced before this publication went to print, but in the past the festival has included films such as “Criss Cross,” the story of a man who concocts an armed robbery to stay close to a woman; “The Ladykillers,” about a group of robbers masquerading as a string quintet; “The Taking of Pelham 123,” a 1970s film about the hijacking of a New York subway train; and “Straight Time,” a Dustin Hoffman-starrer about a recently paroled convict who is forced back into a life of crime.
    
The Film Noir Foundation presents the NOIR CITY Film Festival. To learn more about it, go to www.noircity.com.

 
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