Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
7:30pm

NOIR CITY: FILM NOIR FESTIVAL 2016
Closing Night Double Feature!
THE CAPTIVE CITY / BUY ME THAT TOWN
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.
35mm Archival Print!

THE CAPTIVE CITY
1952, Park Circus/MGM, 91 min, Dir: Robert Wise

John Director Robert Wise and director of photography Lee Garmes capture the essence of Senator Estes Kefauver’s national crusade (he narrates the film’s epilogue) against organized crime in authentic “docu-noir” style. John Forsythe stars as a crusading newspaper editor who uncovers a sinister gambling syndicate whose corrupting influence renders the entire city helpless. Screenwriter Alvin Josephy based his script on his own experiences as a reporter uncovering organized crime in Santa Monica after World War II.


Brand New 35mm Print! Not on DVD!

BUY ME THAT TOWN
1941, Universal, 70 min, Dir: Eugene Forde

This Runyonesque rarity tells the tale of a gaggle of New York gangsters (led by the redoubtable Lloyd Nolan) who, after getting popped for speeding through a small Connecticut town, hatch a plan to turn the sleepy burg into a resort for rusticating racketeers. Not noir by a long shot, but the script is more prescient than its writers could ever have imagined (did Bugsy Siegel see this movie?). DP Theodor Sparkuhl lends his always evocative camerawork to this rambunctious B gem, enlivened by the marvelous mugs of Albert Dekker, Sheldon Leonard and Edward Brophy.


Screening format: 35mm. THE CAPTIVE CITY print courtesy of the Academy Film Archives.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Apr 24, 2016 • 7:30pm

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