NOIR CITY 9 starts tonight at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco.
First up, HIGH WALL at 7:30 PM- Curtis Bernhardt's quintessential postwar noir, resurrected in a new 35-mm print by the Film Noir Foundation! Brain-damaged vet Robert Taylor confesses to murdering his unfaithful wife and is sentenced to a sanitarium. His doctor (sexy Audrey Totter) gradually... realizes he might not be guilty.
Second on the bill at 9:30 PM - Boris Ingster's STRANGER ON THE THIRD FLOOR (1940) - Considered by critical consensus the first American film noir! Peter Lorre is the Stranger, haunting a reporter whose testimony sentenced a possibly innocent man to death. Can the writer's girlfriend (Margaret Tallichet) uncover the truth in time? Archival print from the Library of Congress!
Tickets for the show available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/141072