Film Noir & Neo Noir News

NOIR CITY January 19-28 at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland, CA

Hooray for Hollywood

NOIR CITY: Hollywood returns to the newly restored Egyptian Theatre, March 22- 31. The festival will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the American Cinematheque with a killer lineup of twenty-three films. We will be presenting a series of double features, pairing international films with more familiar English-language ones containing similar themes. This global adventure of noir cinema comprises twelve 35mm prints (including a glorious Nitrate print of Nightmare Alley) and special guests.

Highlights include an opening night reception prior to the screening of No abras nunca esa puerta / Never Open That Door (1952, Argentina), a digital restoration performed by the UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding by the Film Noir Foundation. A FNF funded 35mm print of The Window (1949) follows. Both films are based on stories by the pulp fiction master Cornell Woolrich. Closing night featurest the West Coast premiere of the new 4K digital restoration of Jean-Pierre Melville Le Samouraï (1967).

The Film Noir Foundation’s president Eddie Muller and board member Alan K. Rode will be on hand opening night, Eddie will introduce No abras nunca esa Puerta and Alan will introduce The Window. Eddie will introduce the rest of the opening weekend films and return for the closing weekend to introduce the Friday, Saturday and Sunday screenings except for New York Confidential which will be introduced by Alan who will also be introducing all the weekday screenings.

Tickets and schedule are available on the American Cinematheque’s website.

The Bitter Stems and The Beast Must Die on Flicker Alley

Two FNF Argentine restorations available on Blu‑ray/DVD

We are proud to announce the release of two FNF restorations as Blu‑ray/DVD combos from Flicker Alley: The Bitter Stems and The Beast Must Die, two classics of Argentine noir.. →  READ MORE

Repeat Performance

Repeat Performance now available

The FNF's restoration of Repeat Performance (1947) has been released in a beautiful Blu‑ray/DVD combo set that includes extensive special features. Order your copy now from Flicker Alley. + READ MORE

El vampiro negro

Blu‑ray/DVD of FNF restoration available

Argentine director Román Viñoly Barreto's El vampiro negro (The Black Vampire) is available from Flicker Alley in a deluxe Blu‑ray/DVD edition. A virtually unknown remake of Fritz Lang's seminal 1931 thriller M, this 1953 Argentine noir is a female-centered take on the tale. + READ MORE

Two FNF restoration set

The FNF funded restorations of two 1947 film noirs, The Guilty and High Tide are now available for pre-order in a beautiful Blu‑ray/DVD combo set that includes extensive special features from Flicker Alley. + READ MORE

Eddie Muller - Anne Hockens  - Ask Eddie

Ask Eddie anything!

Did you know that The Film Noir Foundation livestreams every two weeks on our Facebook page in which Eddie Muller answers questions submitted by our e‑mail subscribers? All previous broadcasts are available on our YouTube broadcast archives page.

Subscribe to our mailing list, so you can get your question answered.

The latest ASK EDDIE broadcast was released on Facebook February 1 and on YouTube the following day.


NOIR CITY: Hollywood: Mar 22-31
Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA

NOIR CITY: Boston: Jun 14-16
The Brattle, Cambridge, MA

NOIR CITY: Portland: Jul 19-21
Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

NOIR CITY: Chicago: Sep 6-12
Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

NOIR CITY: Detroit: Sep 20-22
Redford Theatre, Detroit, MI

NOIR CITY: D.C.: Oct 11-24
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

NOIR CITY: Philadelphia: Nov 15-17
The Colonial Theatre, Phoenixville, PA

*Other U.S. cities will be added as festival dates are confirmed.

Lucas Cullen

2024 Nancy Mysel Legacy Grant recipient announced

At NOIR CITY 21 festival in Oakland, the Film Noir Foundation announced the recipient of 2024’s FNF-Nancy Mysel Legacy Grant — Lucas Cullen from the Selznick School in Rochester, New York. Lucas was gracious enough to supply us with an on-screen acceptance/thank-you video the audience could enjoy.

Lucas Cullen is an archivist, artist, film programmer, and writer who grew up living next to a limestone quarry in the Welsh Mountains of Pennsylvania with his twin brother, Derrick. He received a B.S. in Film, Video, & Theatre and a minor in English Language & Literature from Maryland’s Stevenson University and is currently a student in the Certificate Program at The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Lucas previously served as a year-round Assistant Manager at The SNF Parkway/Maryland Film Festival, a Programming Associate for the virtual editions of MdFF 2020 and 2021, and a clerk at Beyond Video — Baltimore’s non-profit, all-volunteer-run video library. He is a member of the Irish Arts Center.

You can read more about how the grant was originally established on the FNF Grant page. There is also an exciting essay from UCLA’s Gabrielle Norte describing her 2023 activities and what she was able to accomplish as last year’s grant recipient.


Cocktails and Noir

FNF prez Eddie Muller's newest book, NOIR BAR: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir combines two of his greatest passions, film noir and cocktails.

In the words of the author, "Noir Bar offers a booze-based excursion through America's most popular film genre, pairing easy-to-master recipes with the kind of behind-the-scenes anecdotes that I like to include in my film intros and books." Some of the drinks are the ones being imbibed on screen and some are named after the films, the characters or the actors themselves. The recipes came from a variety of sources including Ernest Hemmingway and Sam Fuller. Some were even created by Eddie himself. Eddie also draws on his past as a bartender to coach you on the supplies and the techniques you will need to create these libations in your own home. The book is stylishly laid out and filled with movie stills, poster art, behind-the-scenes images, and cocktail photography. The book is available from Running Press.

Dark City, the
				Lost World of Film Noir by Eddie Muller

Czar of Noir's Dark City available

The revised and expanded edition of FNF prez and Noir Alley host Eddie Muller's Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir is now available for purchase from the TCM Shop or your favorite bookseller. + READ MORE

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