Noir City continues with two never-on-DVD rarities! In CHICAGO DEADLINE, Alan Ladd is a newspaper reporter obsessed with a young woman he finds dead in a cheap brothel. In I WAS A SHOPLIFTER, Cop Scott Brady shadows a judge’s daughter who has been coerced into working for a robbery ring. Introduction by Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
Our film noir series continues with this Manhattan-set double feature. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS stars Dana Andrews as a New York cop whose violent streak leads to the killing of an informer. KILLER THAT STALKED NEW YORK stars Evelyn Keyes as a woman forced to smuggle jewels out of Cuba who ends up spreading smallpox all over Manhattan. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
Cartoonist Will Eisner helped pioneer comic books and later graphic novels during a career that spanned more than 60 years; this eye-opening documentary includes interviews with him and such fellow comic creators as Stan Lee, Frank Miller and Art Spiegelman. Panel discussion follows the film.
Noir City continues with this suspenseful double bill. In THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF, S.F. homicide cop Lee J. Cobb spirals into a moral morass when married lover Jane Wyatt “accidentally” bumps off her husband. In IRON MAN, Jeff Chandler stars as a Pennsylvania coal miner who is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
Our film noir series concludes with two favorites from 1953. Fritz Lang’s THE BIG HEAT stars Glenn Ford as a virtuous cop seeking revenge against the gangster who killed his wife. In WICKED WOMAN, Beverly Michaels cons saloon owner Richard Egan into bilking his boozy wife out of her dough. Introduction by Eddie Muller of the Film Noir Foundation.
April 6 - 9, 2017
The 8th edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival, presented by Turner Classic Movies returns to Hollywood. For more information see www.tcm.com/festival. This is not a program of the American Cinematheque, but Cinematheque members will be offered a 50% discount on walkup tickets.