SIFF announces lineup for 16th annual Noir City film festival to run at SIFF Cinema Egyptian February 16-22

1/24/2024 |
Madison Zimmerman |

Single tickets are on sale to SIFF members on January 24 and to the public on January 26. Passes are on sale now.

Seattle, WA - Noir City returns to SIFF Cinema Egyptian for a week of thematically linked pairings of international and English-language noir films. Returning for its 16th year, the program is produced by Film Noir Foundation founder, Turner Classic Movies host, and "Czar of Noir'' Eddie Muller.

Kicking off with the Film Noir Foundation’s most recent restoration of Never Open That Door (Argentina, 1952), the festival will feature seven days of thematically linked bills, pairing foreign-language films with movies made in the United States and United Kingdom. 

“This year's Noir City program is tailored to satisfy folks who love noir that's full of the colorful vernacular slang so essential to American and British noir—as well as adventurous viewers intrigued by a familiar story–a crime committed for passion or profit—playing out in cultures with different values, mores, and styles”, says Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller.

Muller will host all shows February 16–18, then pass the hosting honors over to acclaimed mystery novel authors Vince and Rosemarie Keenan (“Renee Patrick”) February 19–22. 

Member: $125 | Non-Member: $150

Member: $10 (on sale now) | Non-Member: $15 (on sale January 26 10:00am PT)

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Noir City Opening Night
Friday, February 16
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Noir City 2024 kicks off with a pre-reception with the Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, where you can enjoy a libation at the Noir Bar and bask in the musical stylings of the Casey MacGill Trio. Then, take in the world premiere screening of the Film Noir Foundation’s new 4K restoration of Never Open That Door.

Noir City: Book Signing with Eddie Muller
Saturday, February 17
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Celebrate the release of Czar of Noir Eddie Muller’s new book, “Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar,” with this special book signing event in partnership with UW Bookstore on Saturday, February 17 from 5:00pm to 5:45pm. Copies of the book will be available on site for sale, along with other Film Noir Foundation merchandise.


Friday, February 16
5:00pm - Opening Night Pre-reception with Eddie Muller starting at 5:00pm. Cocktails available for purchase at the Noir Bar and live music from Casey MacGill Trio.
6:00pm - Never Open That Door (new 4K restoration) 
8:15pm - Street of Chance (35mm)

Saturday, February 17
12:30pm - Odd Man Out
3:15pm - Victims of Sin (new 4K restoration)
5:00pm - Book Signing with Eddie Muller
6:00pm - Union Station
8:15pm - Cairo Station

Sunday, February 18
12:30pm - Across the Bridge
3:15pm - Zero Focus
6:00pm - Elevator to the Gallows
8:15pm - Strongroom

Monday, February 19
6:00pm - Plunder Road
8:00pm - Symphony for a Massacre (new digital restoration)

Tuesday, February 20
6:00pm - Black Tuesday (35mm)
8:00pm - The Hole (new 4K restoration)

Wednesday, February 21
6:00pm - The Asphalt Jungle
8:30pm - Four Ways Out (35mm)

Thursday, February 22
6:00pm - The Human Beast
8:30pm - Human Desire

About SIFF: 

Beginning in 1976 with the annual Seattle International Film Festival, then expanding into year-round programming, SIFF is a 501c3 cultural arts organization whose mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that SIFF fosters a community that is more informed, aware and alive.

In its four theaters, SIFF offers year-round screenings, Film Talks and a series of spotlight festivals throughout the year. SIFF also serves the community through educational programs and SIFFsupports, a partnership program that hosts and provides technical support to a variety of special screenings and festivals.

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