Shadows and trenchcoats get their day this April. For those in the SoCal area, the Egyptian Theatre’s 10th annual festival of film noir unfolds, with a bounty of rarities, not-yet-released-on-DVD gems and restored prints, hosted by the Eddie Muller and Alan K. Rode of the Film Noir Foundation. Dozens of titles, starring almost all the Hollywood luminaries of yesteryear, screen in all sorts of double-feature combinations from April 3 to 24. An opening night Lizbeth Scott two-fer, in the form of Desert Fury and Dead Reckoning, both from 1947, kicks things off, and continues throughout the month with a rare print of Delmer Daves’ The Red House, new 35mm prints of Jules Dassin’s Night and the City and Michael Gordon’s Woman in Hiding, and many more films, classic and undiscovered alike.
Egyptian Theatre is located at
Tickets for all events are available through Fandango, but for 24-hour recorded information on screenings,
directions and other matters, phone (323) 466-FILM, or visit the Cinematheque’s eponymous
Web site by clicking here.