NOIR CITY 2014: EDDIE MULLER BRINGS 16 FILM NOIR CLASSICS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
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SEATTLE, WA - February 13 -17, SIFF and the Film Noir Foundation present Noir City, a five-day festival of everything black, white, and every shade of gray in between. This year, Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller, AKA The Czar of Noir, explodes the long-held belief that noir is an exclusively American phenomenon, presenting unearthed gems from Argentina, Britain, Germany, Norway, Spain, Japan, and (of course) France - plus two newly restored Hollywood classics. Most of the 16 classic films presented are in newly restored or archival 35mm prints.
Opening Night festivities on Thursday, February 13th begin with guests taking a walk down the "black carpet," then taking in a double shot of WWII intrigue with Joseph Cotten and Orson Welles starring in Journey Into Fear and The Third Man. All programs taking place February 13-16 will be introduced by Eddie Muller, the incomparable impresario of Noir City. On Wednesday, February 12, he'll also host afree preview event at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, where he'll share more about the backstage secrets, tantalizing tidbits, and amazing discoveries behind this year's festival.
Join us on this journey around the globe showcasing how the cinematic movement known as "noir" had a style, sexiness, and cynicism that crossed all international borders.
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 250 features and 150 short films from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 100,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 11,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.