«I'd become a sort of a reverse zombie. I was living in a world already dead, and I alone knowing it.»
Film Noir 70th Anniversary Double Feature: ACT OF VIOLENCE (1948) & NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (1948). And yes, the man in the photo is running toward ANGEL'S FLIGHT!
In ACT OF VIOLENCE, psychically scarred Robert Ryan stalks war hero Van Heflin from sylvan Big Bear Lake to the nocturnal underbelly of postwar downtown L.A.
In NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES, Edward G. is a bogus carnival mentalist who suddenly becomes cursed with the ability to actually see into the future. «The lion is loose in Westwood!» But what does it mean? Pop in for the double feature and find out!
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: