The Noir Film Festival will take place at The Roxie cinema over the weekend of November 12-14.

This festival, entitled “The French Had a Name for It“, includes eleven classic French noir films from 1931 to 1970, programmed with the legendary imaginative verve that Don Malcolm has shown since the beginning of the series.

The festival, a three-part series revisits both the new and old destinations of the “lost continent” of classic French film noir

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  • Friday evening will begin with a tribute to Robert Hossein, director, with 3 films: Toi le venin, Mort d’un Tueur, Point de chute.
  • Saturday afternoon: A L’aube du film noir presents two films from the early 1930s Les Amours de Minuit, Au Nom de la Loi
  • Saturday evening propels us into 1965, where the French black classic culminates with Compartiment Tueurs and Un Piège pour Cendrillon
  • Sunday Afternoon focuses on ‘vampiric heroes’, with a rare film by Melville (from 1949) Le Silence de la Mer, and a Robert Hossein film, Le Vampire de Düsseldorf.
  • On Sunday evening, there will be two former favorites of the festival: Voici le Temps des Assassins, with Jean Gabin and Voyage Sans-Espoir

It is so precious to be able to see this selection here in San Francisco, a pure cinephile festival!

Dates: Nov 12-14, 2021
Address: Roxie Theater 3117 16th Street, San Francisco
Buy tickets: click here
If you buy the pass for the 11 movies you save 20%. Buy the pass here

Merci Don Malcolm and the Roxie!

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