SIFF Cinema Egyptian
The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, took a break from hosting TCM's Noir Alley to guide Seattle audiences on a journey through Film Noir. The 2018 Noir City festival featured 18 classic films that took audiences to the darkest and most dangerous places a film lover can go. Many of these films were newly restored, and all were introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable impresario of Noir City.
USA | 1941 | 101 minutes | John Huston
February 16 - 19, 2018
Opening Night Film! Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical, tough-talking private eye, becomes ensnared in a web of deceit when a simple missing persons case becomes a deadly hunt for a missing statuette.
USA | 1942 | 70 minutes | John Larkin
February 16, 2018
A book thief/forger sells a fake book to a Nazi through a female agent. A detective tries to uncover who the forger is and gets in the middle of a three way struggle for rare books and revenge in a public library.
USA | 1945 | 111 minutes | Michael Curtiz
February 18 - 19, 2018
Joan Crawford delivers a ferocious, Oscar®-winning performance as a hard-working housewife who struggles to provide the best life for her little girl Veda, only to find herself trapped in a dark world of thwarted desires.
USA | 1947 | 73 minutes | Robert Gordon
February 19, 2018
Veteran Columbia star Chester Morris delivers a terrific performance as a hard-drinking, hard-luck writer who pitches his skeptical publisher an ingenious "locked room" mystery . . . only to have the crime come true.