Noir City

Noir City 2022

February 11–17, 2022

Based on “Czar of Noir” Eddie Muller's recently re-published book "Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir," the 2022 program will include films from all the finer Dark City neighborhoods—Shamus Flats, Knockover Square, Vixenville, Blind Alley and Hate Street, with stops at The City Desk, The Psych Ward, Losers' Lane, The Big House and other dark alleys.

Passes: $150 | $100 SIFF members
Individual Tickets: $15 | $10 SIFF members (Available on each film's detail page)
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Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller will introduce screenings February 11–13. Copies of his book will be available on site for sale, with a book signing event on Saturday, February 12 from 5:00–5:45pm. Local noir authors and experts Rosemarie and Vince Keenan will take over as hosts February 14–17.

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In advance of the festival, join us at Saint John's Bar & Eatery on Monday, February 7 at 6:00pm for our Noir City Pub Quiz hosted by John Trafton.

COVID All SIFF venues require proof of vaccination for all ages prior to entry. Negative COVID-19 tests are not accepted at this time. Venues are operating at 50% capacity to allow for social distancing. Read full COVID policy.

The Killers

USA | 1946 | 103 min. | Robert Siodmak

February 11, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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

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The Chase

USA | 1946 | 86 min. | Arthur Ripley

February 11, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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

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Try and Get Me!

USA | 1950 | 91 min. | Cy Endfield

February 12, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Moonrise

USA | 1948 | 90 min. | Frank Borzage

February 12, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

Constantly tormented 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.

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The Argyle Secrets

USA | 1948 | 64 min. | Cy Endfield

February 12, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Shakedown

USA | 1950 | 80 min. | Joe Pevney

February 12, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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

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High Tide

USA | 1947 | 74 min. | John Reinhardt

February 13, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Riot in Cell Block 11

USA | 1954 | 80 min. | Don Siegel

February 13, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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.

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Force of Evil

USA | 1948 | 79 min. | Abraham Polansky

February 13, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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

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Road House

USA | 1948 | 95 min. | Jean Negulesco

February 14, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Naked Alibi

USA | 1954 | 86 min. | Jerry Hopper

February 14, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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

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A Double Life

USA | 1947 | 104 min. | George Cukor

February 15, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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.

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The Story of Molly X

USA | 1949 | 82 min. | Crane Wilbur

February 15, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Somewhere in the Night

USA | 1946 | 110 min. | Joseph L. Mankiewicz

February 16, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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He Walked by Night

USA | 1948 | 79 min. | Alfred L. Werker

February 16, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

When a prolific robber’s rap sheet expands to murder, two cops pull out all the stops to capture the elusive crook. Presented on 35mm.

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The Killer That Stalked New York

USA | 1950 | 79 min. | Earl McEvoy

February 17, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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Fly-by-Night

USA | 1942 | 74 min. | Robert Siodmak

February 17, 2022

SIFF Cinema Egyptian

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 on 35mm.

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The Film Noir Foundation (FNF), created by writer and film historian Eddie Muller, is committed to rescuing and restoring America's noir heritage. All FNF proceeds from Noir City festivals go to finding and restoring films in danger of being lost or permanently damaged. For information on how to join the FNF's campaign and receive its NOIR CITY digital magazine, visit FilmNoirFoundation.org.

Special thanks to the Film Noir Foundation for their invaluable work, including Eddie Muller, Alan K. Rode, Foster Hirsch, Daryl Sparks and Katherine Majeed.

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