A RARE NOIR IS GOOD TO FIND 2
INTERNATIONAL NOIR REVISITED ▪ 1947-1966 ▪ TWELVE NOIRS/ELEVEN COUNTRIES
FRI-MON, MAY 5-8 ▪ ROXIE THEATRE
Presented by Mid-Century Productions
The man who has showcased more than 60 (sixty!) films not seen on American movie screens in more than 50 (fifty!) years is at it again this spring.
Not content merely to crack open the sarcophagus for lost French film noir, Don Malcolm is staking territory across four continents in bringing his second international noir festival to the Roxie Theatre beginning on Cinco de Mayo (May 5).
Eleven countries—Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Japan, Poland, South Korea and Switzerland—provide further proof of Malcolm's contention that "the world turned dark" in the years following World War II.
“People were caught unaware a couple of years ago when we screened more than a dozen international noirs not seen on American screens in more than half a century—and, in some cases, never screened here at all,“ Malcolm notes. ”That's not the case any longer—both our loyal viewers and the media have taken notice. As strong as our 2015 lineup was, this time around is an even better reflection of just how pervasive dark cinema was in those years. Think of it as a gauge for the cultural PTSD unleashed by the aftermath of war.”
RARE NOIR 2 shows noir in all its guises and sub-genres—and it hits the big screen in a way that watching at home simply cannot replicate. Come join us on yet another dark voyage of discovery!
OPENING NIGHT- FRI, MAY 5
Join us for the ultra-rare Mexican noir, Camino del Infierno (aka The Road to Hell), starring Leticia Palma and Pedro Armendáriz.
A "boutique" programming venture designing "mini film festivals," MIDCENTURY PRODUCTIONS features films from cinema's most explosive three decades—the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. We program original festivals and work with organizations and individuals to craft singular programming that illuminates the hidden corners of these three decades.
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