Cinema Club Presents: Two nights of film noir with film writer/noir expert Eddie Muller Sunday July 11: THE PROWLER Monday July 12: CRY DANGER
On Sunday July 11 and Monday July 12, the Alamo Cinema Club will be bringing author Eddie Muller to Austin to present two spectacular noir discoveries. In glorious black and white 35mm prints, the recently restored film noir classics THE PROWLER and CRY DANGER will surely wow all film fans and noir aficionados in attendance.
Muller is the authority on this genre we call film noir, he's even earned the undisputed nickname "The Czar Of Noir". Not only does he know all about the films, the stars, the writers, directors and the production history of these movies; he also has a knack for surprising you with bits of insight that place the films and their social contexts in a surprising and enlightening focus. Plus, he's funny.
This week the Austin Chronicle features an interview with Eddie about the genre and this week's Cinema Club presentations.
Muller is the founder of the Film Noir Foundation, an organization that hosts the annual Noir City film festival and helps to restore old films noir like the two we'll be showing this weekend. Here is an interview with Muller discussing the festival.
This piece from Twitch film, shows Muller's remarks about restoring CRY DANGER and how, if we don't celebrate these older films, our cinematic heritage may be lost.
In addition to founding the Film Noir Foundation and hosting numerous events with Hollywood stars of yesterday, Muller is also a fantastic and prolific writer. Muller is the author of Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir, Dark City Dames: The Wicked Women of Film Noir, The Art Of Noir: The Posters & Graphics From The Classical Era Of Film Noir, and Tab Hunter Confidential.
He also writes short articles detailing minor histories of the genre. In this, one of his best, he argues that, no matter what the first film noir was, DOUBLE INDEMNITY is the most important.
Here is an article Muller composed about the origin of film noir and what exactly the genre is. His informative and funny style clearly carries over from his hosting to the written word.
This Sunday and Monday are sure to be some of the most memorable Cinema Club presentations of the year. Be sure to come early and often to see film noir expert-extraordinaire Eddie Muller chat with us about THE PROWLER on Sunday and CRY DANGER on Monday.