A RARE NOIR IS GOOD TO FIND! INTERNATIONAL FILM NOIR, 1949-1974
First show: March 19
Following swiftly on the heels of their astounding success with November 2014’s THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT, Midcentury Productions (Don Malcolm) and I Wake Up Dreaming (Elliot Lavine) are pleased to present the “next step” in rediscovering the dark mid-century world of film noir as it cut a swath in film and culture around the globe. Just as the twelve electrifying French noirs screened at a riotous Roxie Theatre revamped perceptions of the range of “dark film,” the 15 films selected for A RARE NOIR IS GOOD TO FIND! will leave audiences breathless and begging for more.
Films from ten countries (France—of course!, Japan, Finland, Hong Kong, Denmark, Mexico, Greece, South Korea, Brazil, and—last but not least!—Poland) will be screened, breaking the “world of classic noir” wide open. The series will provide further proof that noir was a virus that circumnavigated the world. Seven separate admissions are scheduled at the Roxie from March 19-23, including a matinee featuring three Japanese noirs on Saturday, March 21.
“I can give no higher praise to A RARE NOIR IS GOOD TO FIND’s programming… I intend to go to EVERY DOUBLE BILL, including the films I’ve already seen.”
—Meredith Brody, INDIEWIRE
“What’s most interesting about the series is the level of compassion for the human condition that pervades many of the films.”
—G. Allen Johnson, SF CHRONICLE / Roxie Theatre International Noir Series Has Undiscovered Gems
TICKET PRICES $12 per double bill, including Saturday afternoon “triple-header”
FESTIVAL PASS $50 for all 15 films. *Passholders must be present 15 minutes prior to showtime.
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