I want you to kiss me. Kiss me. The liar's kiss that says I love you, and means something else.
NOIR CITY Double Feature!
KISS ME DEADLY (1955) & CITY OF FEAR (1959)
In KISS ME DEADLY, hard-headed private eye Mike Hammer (Ralph Meeker) va-va-vooms this way through sunny and sinister Los Angeles in search of “The Great Whatsit.”
In CITY OF FEAR, an escaped con (Vince Edwards) thinks he’s stealing a cache of heroin, but he’s actually toting around radioactive material.
The longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles returns to the Egyptian Theatre with another incredible lineup of rarities, presented as they were meant to be seen — on the big screen! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of NOIR CITY: HOLLYWOOD, we delve deep into the archives to present a sizzling slate of sinister cinema — virtually all in glorious 35mm, including prints struck expressly for this series. All of the films take place in the City of Angels.
Returning as hosts, are Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode, whose Film Noir Foundation will proudly present 10 consecutive nights of sinuous shadows, dangerous desires and bitter beauties brimming with broken dreams. The format of the series will involve double features that begin with an «A» list crime picture, paired with a lesser known, «B-movie» title.
The series is highlighted with an appearance by master of noir crime fiction, James Ellroy who will appear with the 1997 neo-noir, L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, which is based on one of Ellroy's novels.
Quite a few titles in the series have to be seen theatrically, as they are not on DVD.
All screenings hosted by Eddie Muller and/or Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation.
For details on the series see: