SIFF’s weeklong Noir City festival to open February 11, single tickets on sale today

1/26/2022 |

Seattle filmgoers prepare their trench coats and fedoras for a week of classic mid-century crime dramas and a celebration of “noircheologist” Eddie Muller.

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SEATTLE, WA (January 26, 2022) – Tickets go on sale today for SIFF’s annual weeklong Noir City film festival. The festival, devoted to the classic dark crime films of the 1940s and 1950s, opens February 11.

Eddie Muller, the famed “Czar of Noir,” and host of TCM’s “Noir Alley” will again be on hand to introduce screenings February 11-13. Also helping host February 14-17 are Vince and Rosemarie Keenan, local authors (writing as Renee Patrick) and Noir experts.

This year, however, Muller will serve not only as host, but also as the inspiration for the program. The 17 films chosen for this year’s festival were selected from those referenced in his bestselling book “Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir,” which was republished in July. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing at screenings February 11-13.

“The dark, rainy atmosphere of February in Seattle creates a perfect backdrop for this wildly popular festival,” says SIFF’s Artistic Director, Beth Barrett. “This film lineup is a really fun way not only to celebrate a beloved film genre, but also to honor the work of one of the genre’s great historians,” comments Programming Manager, Stan Shields.

All films will be screened at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian, located at 805 E Pine St in Seattle.

Leading up to the festival, SIFF will host a film noir trivia night at St. John’s Bar and Eatery on February 7 at 6 p.m. Prizes include festival tickets, autographed copies of Muller’s book, and Arabilis Wines Pinot Noir.

For more information, images, event access, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jaclyn Graham at or at (805) 952-5104.

Passes for the event are on sale for $100 for SIFF members and $150 for non-members. Tickets for individual screenings are available for sale starting January 26. Prices start at $15.

For the health and safety of everyone visiting SIFF Cinemas, proof of vaccination with a photo ID is required for entry into SIFF theaters. Visit here for the full COVID policy.

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A Double Life: Aided by a top-notch cast, director George Cukor strips away the glitter and glamour of the theater in this tale of a famed Broadway actor driven to madness.

Force of Evil: Offered an opportunity to make it big by teaming up with a cutthroat gangster, an unethical lawyer must choose between money and family.

Fly-by-Night: In this rare and rambunctious B film, a man suspected of murder goes on the run with the sexy artist who’s his only alibi. Presented in 35mm.

He Walked by Night: When a prolific robber’s rap sheet expands to murder, two cops pull out all the stops to capture the elusive crook. Presented in 35mm.

High Tide: This obscure Los Angeles-based noir breathlessly follows two old pals, a newspaper editor and a private eye, as they try to stop a gambling boss from taking over the entire city. Presented in 35mm.

Moonrise: Constantly hounded in his small town by the actions of his father, a young man struggles to put his family’s dark history behind him, hoping to pursue a new life.

Naked Alibi: When his partner is killed, a driven policeman’s pursuit of the suspect leads him on a heated chase into a dangerous border town where he has no jurisdiction. Presented in 35mm.

Riot in Cell Block 11: Fed up with their inhumane treatment in prison, the hardest of the hardcore convicts in Cell Block 11 take matters into their own hands in this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller.

Shakedown: A wily news photographer, drive to make a name for himself, becomes enmeshed in a sordid world of racketeering, double-crosses, and murder. Presented in 35mm.

Road House: A dangerous love affair between a nightclub singer and the club owner’s best friend puts them both in the crosshairs of the owner’s jealous rage. Presented in 35mm.

Somewhere in the Night: An amnesiac war veteran searches the dark city streets for the man who holds the secret of his identity, only to find himself embroiled in an even bigger mystery. Presented in 35mm.

The Argyle Secrets: With both cops and crooks hot on his trail, a framed reporter scrambles to locate a book containing the names of war profiteers and traitors in Cy Endfield’s inventive noir – newly restored by the Film Noir Foundation. Presented in 35mm.

The Chase: In this intriguing film noir rarity, a drifter becomes chauffer to a sadistic gangster and winds up falling for his wife, setting off a nightmarish chain of events. Presented in 35mm.

The Killers: Based on an Ernest Hemingway short story, this classic noir uses flashbacks to tell the story of an ex-boxer named the Swede, and how love and betrayal destroyed his will to live.

The Killer that Stalked New York: An international diamond smuggling ring brings back more than just hot jewels to the Big Apple, drawing heat from both city and Federal agents. Presented in 35mm.

The Story of Molly X: When her gang leader husband Rick is killed, Molly takes over his crew and moves their robbery racket to San Francisco while trying to track down his killer. Presented in 35mm.

Try and Get Me!: In this recently restored noir classic, a suave and sinister crook draws a desperate family man into a series of robberies that quickly escalates into kidnapping and murder. Presented in 35mm.