Tuesday, August 04, 2015

This Month: Noir Thursdays At The Castro

We are darn fortunate and lucky ducks to have not one but TWO film noir fests in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's Eddie Muller's epic two week Noir City festival, running at the end of January and beginning of February, and I Wake Up Dreaming, a 12-film program curated by Elliot Lavine, which runs Thursdays from August 6 to September 3 at San Francisco's Castro Theatre.

The hard-boiled festival, which has held forth at the Roxie Theatre previously, is now at the Castro. All prints screened will be in glorious 35mm. The 2015 I Wake Up Dreaming lineup includes:

August 6: Noir Esoterica
So Dark The Night, directed by Joseph H. Lewis
Ride the Pink Horse, directed by Robert Montgomery

August 13: Columbia Noir Triple-Decker
Chinatown at Midnight, directed by Seymour Friedman
Dangerous Blondes, directed by Leigh Jason
Mysterious Intruder, directed by William Castle.

August 20: Sex And Violence
Guns, Girls & Gangsters, directed by Edward Cahn

August 27: Deep Noir Triple Threat!
Killer’s Kiss, written, directed, and photographed by Stanley Kubrick
Witness To Murder, directed by Roy Rowland
Dementia, directed by John Parker

September 3: From The Poison Pen Of David Goodis
Nightfall, directed by Jacques Tourneur
The Burglar, directed by Paul Wendkos.

For more info, check out the article by Pam Grady on the series, Noir Nightmares: ‘I Wake Up Dreaming’ comes to the Castro, in issue 67 of EatDrinkFilms, as well as the I Wake Up Dreaming blog and the Castro Theatre website.

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