Saturday, May 17, 2008

Paint it black

Film noir is the perfect antidote to a cold, gray Saturday afternoon. It's also well-suited to hot summer nights, which is why I have "programmed" a week's worth of great noirs for early July. Here's the schedule:

Monday, June 30
The Petrified Forest (1936)
Proto-noir! With Leslie Howard, Bette Davis & Humphrey Bogart. 83 minutes.

Tuesday, July 1
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
Deception, greed & murder! With Richard Basehart & Valentina Cortesa. 93 minutes.

Wednesday, July 2
TBA - Norman, guest programmer
Painstakingly selected for your viewing pleasure & probably under 75 minutes.

Thursday, July 3
Kiss of Death (1947)
His past won't let him go! Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy & Richard Widmark. 98 minutes.

Friday, July 4
Scarlet Street (1945)
Marriage is hell! With Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett & Dan Duryea. 103 minutes.

Saturday, July 5
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Film noir isn't all black & white! Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde & Vincent Price. 110 minutes.

Sunday, July 6
The Stranger (1946)
Nazi noir! With Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young & Orson Welles. 95 minutes.

All showings will take place at our home, The Shambles, and will begin promptly at 8 p.m. If you're in the area and feel like catching a great movie or two or seven, let me know.

5/19/08 UPDATE
How very cool! The always entertaining Noir of the Week has listed this post in its Film Noir News. Thanks, Steve-o!

1 comment:

Feral Mom said...

Yet another reason to pine for your neighborhood! Mr. Feral would enjoy this film festival.