Los Angeles is celebrating Film Noir, and I am not complaining. The American Cinematheque launched its 12th annual Film Noir Festival at L.A.'s Egyptian on Friday, and the LAT Magazine's Noir issue ran Sunday. UPDATE: Eric Kohn reviews Nash Edgerton's neo-noir, The Square.
The new news: the Academy's Goldwyn Theater kicks off a 15-film Monday night summer screening series, “Oscar Noir: 1940s Writing Nominees from Hollywood’s Dark Side,” on May 10th with John Huston's classic The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart. The series will show Oscar-nominated noirs of the 40s accompanied by an intro from "a contemporary screenwriter whose own work reflects the film noir style," states the Academy, which is adding noir shorts to the programs. Starting May 24 they'll show new 35 mm prints from the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel.
The schedule is on the jump.
Here's the updated Oscar Noir schedule:
“The Maltese Falcon,” introduced by Lawrence Kasdan
“Shadow of a Doubt”
“Laura,” introduced by Scott Frank
“Double Indemnity,” introduced by Nicholas Meyer
“Mildred Pierce,” introduced by Callie Khouri
“The Killers,” introduced by Billy Ray
“The Strange Love of Martha Ivers,” introduced by Robin Swicord
“The Dark Mirror,” introduced by John August
“The Blue Dahlia,” introduced by Wesley Strick
“Body and Soul”
“Crossfire,” introduced by Brian Helgeland
“A Double Life”
“Kiss of Death”