Noir City

Noir City 2019

February 15 - 21, 2019

Eddie Muller, The Czar of Noir, takes a break from hosting TCM's "Noir Alley" this February to guide Seattle audiences on a journey through the shadowy streets of Film Noir - full of dames, gangsters, ne'er do wells, and dead bodies. The 2019 Noir City festival presents classic films that will take audiences to the darkest and most dangerous places a film lover can go. Many of these films are newly restored, and each film will be introduced by our guest Eddie Muller, the incomparable impresario of Noir City.

Noir City returns February 15-21, 2019.  Get your passes now!


FESTIVAL SPECIALS + PERFORMANCES

Friday, February 15 (Opening Night)
6:30 PM - Performance: Casey MacGill Trio (TRAPPED pre-show)
6:30 PM - Cider tasting courtesy Capitol Cider (TRAPPED pre-show)

Saturday, February 16
6:00 PM - Performance: Dmitri Matheny Group (THE TURNING POINT pre-show)

Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18
Food pop-up by Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective (all screenings February 16-18)

Thursday, February 21 (Closing Night)
6:15 PM - Performance: Valtesse (THE CRIMSON KIMONO pre-show)

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FOOD POP-UP

Saturday (2/16), Sunday (2/17), and Monday (2/18) only!
SIFF Cinema Egyptian Back Bar
Chef Joshua Henderson of Huxley Wallace Collective presents:

  • Hot Dog Sandwich ($5) - griddled hebrew national dog, butter toasted martins potato roll, ketchup and stone ground mustard
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich ($8) - spiced fried chicken, martins potato roll, lemon mayo, iceberg lettuce
  • Frito Pie ($6) - juanita's tortilla chips topped with 3 bean chili, cheddar cheese, crema, minced onions

Trapped

USA | 1949 | 78 minutes | Richard Fleischer

February 15, 2019

Lloyd Bridges stars as a convicted counterfeiter working undercover for the Feds, or rather, they think he is, in this twisted tale of double and triple crosses.

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The File on Thelma Jordon

USA | 1950 | 100 minutes | Robert Siodmak

February 15, 2019

An assistant DA gets caught up in an illicit affair with a duplicitous seductress who manipulates him into working both sides of the law.

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The Well

USA | 1951 | 86 minutes | Russell Rouse

February 16, 2019

Shockwaves ripple through a small town when the disappearance of a young black girl leads the police to arrest a white transient.

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Detective Story

USA | 1951 | 103 minutes | William Wyler

February 16, 2019

One event-filled day in a single police precinct center around a hard-nosed cop whose world is inadvertently turned upside down when he interrogates a shady abortionist.

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The Turning Point

USA | 1952 | 85 minutes | William Dieterle

February 16, 2019

A crusading attorney returns to his hometown to root out a crime syndicate, but his efforts are compromised by corrupt city officials.

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Angel Face

USA | 1953 | 91 minutes | Otto Preminger

February 16, 2019

An ambulance driver gets more than he bargained for when he gets entangled with a beautiful heiress with murderous intent.

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Pickup on South Street

USA | 1953 | 80 minutes | Samuel Fuller

February 17, 2019

A pickpocket and a streetwalker inadvertently get caught in the crossfire of Communist spies and Federal agents.

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City That Never Sleeps

USA | 1953 | 90 minutes | John H. Auer

February 17, 2019

Chicago provides the backdrop of this story of a cop, who, tired of the rat race, intends to run off with his stripper girlfriend so they can start fresh, but The City has other plans.

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Pushover

USA | 1954 | 88 minutes | Richard Quine

February 17, 2019

After a bank heist, a cop surveilling a robbery suspect’s girlfriend falls under her spell and is seduced into plotting to steal the loot and runaway with her.

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Private Hell 36

USA | 1954 | 81 minutes | Don Siegel

February 17, 2019

A good cop goes bad when he gets involved with a nightclub singer who holds the key to the missing loot from a New York robbery.

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Kiss Me Deadly

USA | 1955 | 106 minutes | Robert Aldrich

February 18, 2019

After private eye Mike Hammer and a hitchhiker are kidnapped by thugs and the girl is tortured to death, he searches for the secret behind the girl’s murder.

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Killer's Kiss

USA | 1955 | 67 minutes | Stanley Kubrick

February 18, 2019

In Stanley Kubrick’s second feature, a struggling New York boxer risks his life to protect a nightclub dancer from her gangster boss.

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The Scarlet Hour

USA | 1956 | 95 minutes | Michael Curtiz

February 18, 2019

A married seductress and her lover hatch a plan to steal jewelry from some thieves so they can run away with each other.

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A Kiss Before Dying

USA | 1956 | 94 minutes | Gerd Oswald

February 18, 2019

A ruthless social-climber murders his wealthy girlfriend when she becomes pregnant, then pursues her sister.

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Nightfall

USA | 1956 | 78 minutes | Jacques Tourneur

February 19, 2019

An artist is falsely accused of murder and is forced to flee both the law and organized crime when the real killers think he has their loot.

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The Burglar

USA | 1956 | 90 minutes | Paul Wendkos

February 19, 2019

A safecracker and his crew get away with robbing an emerald necklace, but that was the easy part and someone with worse intentions is on to them.

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Touch of Evil

USA | 1958 | 95 minutes | Orson Welles

February 20, 2019

A Mexican cop and his American wife encounter corruption, marauding gangs, and murder in a California border town.

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Murder by Contract

USA | 1958 | 81 minutes | Irving Lerner

February 20, 2019

A ruthless and efficient contract killer has a crisis of conscience when he learns his next target is a woman.

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The Crimson Kimono

USA | 1959 | 82 minutes | Samuel Fuller

February 21, 2019

Two cops investigating the murder of a stripper both fall for a key witness.

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Odds Against Tomorrow

USA | 1959 | 96 minutes | Robert Wise

February 21, 2019

A disgraced former police officer hires two very different men for a bank heist; however, suspicion and prejudice threaten to end the partnership.

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