It’s a Bitter (and Slightly Larger) World: NOIR CITY 12, San Francisco, CA – Jan. 24-Feb 2, 2014

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So I’m taking a 2 week hiatus from Common Careers due to the fact that I am in San Francisco for the amazing and quite fantastic NOIR CITY…The 12th Annual Film Noir Film Festival! And really- if you knew what was good for ya- you’d be here too!

So each night I will either be posting the posters & links of the films I am going to see (just saw) so you can get a feel for what’s going on. While I’m not going to be here for the whole thing, I’m going to be here for a good chunk. Please stick around- these are some amazing flix!

The brilliant aspect of this year’s fest is that it’s INTERNATIONAL! As many people have discussed over the years, the Film Noir genre is a crucial part of American Cinema. However, it is not exclusive to the good old US of A. As this year’s trailer shows us, the temporal flexibility (from noir to neo-noir) that has been written about also extends to a multiplicity of countries:

With that in mind, I will invite you to see the wonderful films that we will be watching tonight. They are truly great features, and while American-tinged, they are certainly not entirely central to North American soil.

JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1943, Norman Foster, Orson Welles-uncred.)

JOURNEY INTO FEAR (1943, Norman Foster, Orson Welles-uncred.)

JOURNEY INTO FEAR7:30 pm

THE THIRD MAN (1949, CAROL REED)

THE THIRD MAN (1949, Carol Reed)

THE THIRD MAN – 9:00 PM

These films and the rest of the festival will be shown at the Castro Theater and all tickets for NOIR CITY 12 are available either at the box office the night (or day!) of or online via each individual event’s Brown Paper Ticket link

Hope to see you there…in the dark…and the shadows….

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