Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Apr 15, 2016
7:30pm

NOIR CITY: FILM NOIR FESTIVAL 2016
Double Feature!
THE BITTER STEMS / RIFFRAFF
NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD THE 18th ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FESTIVAL OF FILM NOIR is presented by the American Cinematheque and Film Noir Foundation

For more information about the Film Noir Foundation click here.

Introduction by Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation. A reception with an Argentine flavor for all ticket buyers will take place between the films. The Vintage Coppers are back with their police cars to keep the crowd in line while they enjoy a reception with an Argentine flavor. All tickets are $15 and include the opening night reception. The reception is between films with the Vintage Coppers and their vintage cop cars, beer and wine, empanadas, dulce de leche treats and DJ Wyatt Magnum's thematic musical stylings which can be heard, before and during intermission.
35mm Restoration! Not on DVD!

THE BITTER STEMS
LOS TALLOS AMARGOS
1956, 90 min, Dir: Fernando Ayala

This brilliant noir was lauded in its native country upon release, winning Argentina’s Silver Condor Award as the best film of the year, yet it remains unknown in the rest of the world. This is a crime, because LOS TALLOS AMARGOS is one of the best noir-drenched crime films of the 1950s - maybe ever. A deep-seated inferiority complex leads a Buenos Aires newspaper reporter (Carlos Cores) into a seemingly innocent correspondence-school scam with a clever Hungarian expat (Vassili Lambrinos). As the money flows in, so do rising suspicions about the Hungarian’s true motives. One man is driven to commit the perfect crime - with stunning and tragic results. Lauded by American Cinematographer as #49 of the “100 Best Photographed Films of All Time” (DP Ricardo Younis) and featuring an inventive score by Astor Piazzolla, the greatest Argentine musician of the 20th century.


35 mm!

RIFFRAFF
1947, Warner Bros., 80 min, Dir: Ted Tetzlaff

Former Hitchcock lenser Ted Tetzlaff (THE WINDOW) expertly helms this slam-bang murder mystery about international intrigue, a missing map and murder. Pat O’Brien and Anne Jeffreys volley the snappy dialogue back and forth while the sinister bulk of Walter Slezak ominously hovers. The RKO lot effectively doubles as Central America with Percy Kilbride as a wiseacre Panama City hack driver. Don’t miss the astounding opening sequence!


Screening format: 35mm. Restored print of THE BITTER STEMS courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding provided by Film Noir Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust. Tickets: $15. No passes or vouchers accepted.
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Apr 15, 2016 • 7:30pm

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