SIFF Presents: Noir City 2016, July 22-28

Hard-boiled cinema fans are in for a treat! Starting this Friday, July 22-28, SIFF and Film Noir Foundation will present Noir City 2016: Film Noir From A to B. The week-long festival will feature 18 classic noir films from the 1940s at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, all of them in glorious 35mm. And make no mistake: These are some deep cuts in the noir world. It’s clear the curators expect you’ve already seen Double Indemnity and The Maltese Falcon. Just the titles make you want to smoke cigarettes and solve murder mysteries…never mind all the trouble with dames! Here are all 18* films playing at Noir City 2016, ranked in order of how intriguing I think the film sounds based on its imdb.com plot description. (For a more complete summary of the films, along with showtimes and ticket info, better to visit Noir City’s event page.) Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 89 min Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. Gun Crazy (1950) 86 min A well-meaning, crack-shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly … Continue reading SIFF Presents: Noir City 2016, July 22-28