Noir City, Night Two: What a Dahl!

The loyal denizens of Noir City were treated to a visit by Hollywood Royalty last night. The Film Noir Foundation and a sold-out theater of 1,407 lucky film-goers paid tribute to the legendary Arlene Dahl, va-va-va voom girl and wonderful … Continue reading

That’s the Press, Baby! – Noir City Opening Night

Last night it rained in San Francisco. It always rains in San Francisco for two weeks in January–when she opens the Golden Gate to murder, lust, corruption and cheap cigarettes. Yes, it was Noir City night at the Castro Theater, … Continue reading

The Meming of it All

I’m not sure that “meming” is a word — but it’s January, so new words are allowed. How else do little dictionaries grow? This is the month of Noir City and post-holiday cookie sales … a month of anticipation, back-to-the-gym … Continue reading

Masks and Voices at Noir City 6

Saturday at Noir City showcased what the program describes as “Noir Head Trips” … and they were right. Both movies played with your mind; one played with your heart. Both also stretched the chronological boundaries many purists insist upon: The … Continue reading